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5th Humor Research Conference 2015

Humor and Pedagogy

- February 20-22, 2015 | Texas A&M University-Commerce at Universities Center in downtown Dallas, Texas

The 5th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2015 in Texas will take place as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 3-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce’s Universities Center in downtown Dallas, TX. The theme of this year’s HRC is “Humor and Pedagogy.”  

Invited speakers include John Banas (U of Oklahoma), Catherine Evans Davies (U of Alabama), and Karina Hess Zimmermann (U Autónoma de Querétaro, México).

Selected peer-reviewed papers will appear in a special issue of E-JournALL (EuroAmerican Journal for Applied Linguistics and Languages), guest-edited by Salvatore Attardo.

Please Submit:

  • Abstract for general submission (up to 250 words; plus 1 extra page for images, references, etc.); indicate if paper (20m + Q/A) or poster or either.
  • Panels of 3 papers (90 minutes)
  • Workshops (90 minutes)
  • Submission email:

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline:        December 7, 2014
  • Acceptance Notification:     December 15, 2014

Travel Information

Conference Schedule

Conference Organizers

Christian F. Hempelmann

Department of Literature & Languages
Texas A&M-Commerce
Hall of Languages
Commerce, TX 75429

Owen Hanley Lynch

Communication Studies
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275

Program Committee:

  • Salvatore Attardo, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Sarah Seewoester Cain, Rice, Houston, TX
  • Elisa Gironzetti, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Jyotsna Vaid, Texas A&M-College Station, TX
  • Christian F. Hempelmann, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Andrea Samson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Conference Fee:

  • Registration Site
  • $40 preregistration by February 4, 2015
  • $50 after February 4, 2015
  • $25 for students (please provide proof of student status on site)
  • Conference fee includes conference refreshments, Friday night reception, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner for students.

Conference Venue:

Universities Center at Dallas (UCD)
1910 Pacific Place, Floors 2-4
1910 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201  

Conference Hotel:

(booking code: HRG)
1933 Main Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
The hotel is connected to the conference venue and offers rooms at the following rates:
Queen Single: $109.00
Queen Double: $119.00