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When the clown becomes king: the politics of humour and emotions in the age of populism (December 2019)

When the clown becomes king: the politics of humour and emotions in the age of populism (December 2019)

Next 12th December, an international workshop on populism and the humour is to be held at the UPF, with the participation of members from several universities. The event is organized by Camil Ungureanu (UPF), Lars Tønder (Univ. of Copenhagen) and Eduardo Romanos (Uni. Complutense de Madrid) 

 

 

28.11.2019

Imatge inicial

Workshop 'When the clown becomes king: the politics of humour and emotions in the age of populism'

12 December 2019 - 9:30 to 18:30 - Room: 40.035 - Sala de Graus A. Calsamiglia (free entrance) 

 

PROGRAM

9.30: Introductory Remarks Camil Ungureanu (UPF) & Lars Tønder (Univ. of Copenhagen) 

9.40: Session 1. Chair: Camil Ungureanu (UPF)

  • Lars Tønder (Univ. of Copenhagen) “Comic populism: possibilities and limitations for a new radical democray”
  • Eduardo Romanos, (U. Complutense) “The Strategic use of humour in social   movements: the Spanish indignados” 

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45: Session 2. Chair: Pablo Ouziel (Univ. of Victoria/UPF)

  • Carmelo Moreno (Univ. del Pais Vasco). “Political Satire and  infotainment Television Programs. The Spanish Case” 
  • David Block (ICREA, Univ. of Lleida): Ciudadanos: A portrait in  ridiculousness”
  • Gennadi Kepper (UAB), “The Power of the Meme Putin as an  Object of Derision and Admiration on Social Media” 

13.45-15.15 Lunch (Restaurant Bestial) 

15.15: Session 3. Chair: Lars Tønder (Univ. of Copehnhagen)

  • Paolo Gervasi (UPF): “The Farce of Power. Caricature as Emotional   Resistance in Fascist Italy”
  • Corrado Fumagalli (Brown University), “Milo Yiannopoulos, active audiences,  and the paradox of tolerance”
  • Elliot Goat, “Laughing at clowns: ‘curved mirror’ strategies of satirical parties” 

16.45-17.15 Coffee Break

17.15: Session 4. Chair: Eduardo Romanos (U. Complutense)

  • Antonio Gómez Villar  (UB & UAB)“El líder carismático: lo cómico al servicio  de la unidad del pueblo”
  • Camil Ungureanu (UPF), “M. Houellebecq and the politics of  politically incorrect humor: between nihilism and populism” 

Participants:  David Block (ICREA, Univ. of Lleida), Carmelo Moreno (Univ. del Pais Vasco), Gennadi Kepper (UAB), Mihaela Matei (Univ. of Edinburgh), David Block (ICREA, Univ. of Lleida), Carmelo Moreno (Univ. del Pais Vasco), Paolo Gervasi (Univ. Pompeu Fabra), David Villar (Univ. of Giona), Patrick Zabalbeascoa (Univ. Pompeu Fabra), Elliott Goat, Lars Tonder (University of Copenhagen), Eduardo Romanos (U. Complutense, Madrid), Mihaela Matei (Univ. of Edinburgh), Corrado Fumagalli (Brown University) and Pablo Ouziel (Univ. of Victoria/UPF) 

Organizers: Camil Ungureanu (UPF) Lars Tønder (Univ. of Copenhagen) Eduardo Romanos (Complutense)

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