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6th Humor Research Conference 2016

Theme: Empirical Approaches to Humor

February 19-21, 2016 | Texas A&M University-Commerce

Please note venue change!

The 6th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2016 in Texas will take place as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 3-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce’s main campus in Commerce, TX. A shuttle service from the Dallas airports to our campus will be provided.

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, provide a title.
  • Panels of 3 papers (90 minutes)
  • Workshops (90 minutes)
  • Submission email:
  • Any topic in humor research is welcome, including and not restricted to literary studies, psychology, sociology and linguistics.

Important Dates:

  • Early Submission for those who need to plan travel
  • Deadline                      :     December 4, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification    :     December 11, 2015
  • Late Submission for local participants or those who can plan their travel late
  • Deadline                      :         January 8, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification    :         January 15, 2016 

Conference Schedule

Travel Information

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

Conference Fee:

  • Registration Site
  • $40 preregistration by February 4, 2016
  • $50 after February 4, 2016
  • $25 for students (please provide proof of student status on site)
  • Conference fee includes conference refreshments, Friday night reception, and Saturday lunch for students.

Conference Venue:

2600 S Neal St
Commerce, TX 75428  

Conference Hotel:

Magnuson Hotel
2207 Culver St
Commerce, TX, 75428
(903) 886-4777

Please call the hotel and mention Northeast Texas Humor Research Conference to receive the conference rate of $85+tax/night.