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8th Humor Research Conference 2018

Theme: Multidisciplinarity

February 16-17, 2018 | Texas A&M University-Commerce's David Talbot Hall of Languages, Commerce, TX

The 8th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2018 is a student-organized event, taking place in Northeast Texas as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 2-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce's main campus in Commerce, TX.


Deadline: January 25th

  • 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 :

  • Submission Dates
    • Deadline: January 25, 2018
    • Acceptance Notification: January 27, 2018



Conference Fee:

  • $50 general registration
  • $25 student registration (please provide Student ID on-site at registration)
  • Conference fee includes registration materials, coffee and snacks, Saturday lunch and dinner.



Conference Schedule

Note: Attendees should plan to arrive on Friday, 2/16/2018, registration opens at 4:00 pm with opening words at 4:45 p.m. and a keynote presentation starting at 5:00 pm. Full conference sessions will run all day Saturday, with casual events planned for both Friday and Saturday evenings. Return travel can commence on Sunday, 2/18/2018.

Conference Venue:

David Talbot Hall of Languages
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX
Building B16 on Campus map
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Conference Accommodations:

Magnuson Hotel

2207 Culver St

Commerce, TX, 75428

(903) 886-4777

FREE crash spaces available - contact 


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This conference is fully student organized.


Shelby Miller (Organizer)

Sendy Monarrez (Website/Scheduling/Program)

Meichan Huang (Submissions)

Nabiha El Khatib

Hilal Ergül

Masoumeh Razzaghi

Sarvenaz Balali

Tawnya Smith

Mark Haslett


Christian F. Hempelmann

Department of Literature & Languages, Texas A&M-Commerce

Salvatore Attardo

Department of Literature & Languages, Texas A&M-Commerce

For more information about student organizers and faculty advisors, visit the Applied Linguistics Laboratory website.