9th Humor Research Conference 2019

A Dual-Modality Conference

Theme: Language and Humor

Friday, March 29, 2019 | Texas A&M University-Commerce | David Talbot Hall of Languages, Commerce, TX

The 9th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2019 is a dual-modality conference, that is it will take place at Texas A&M—Commerce's main campus in Commerce, TX and will be simultaneous live-broadcast on the web. Our goal is to promote a sustainable future through a cost-efficient and energy-saving green conference.
The Humor Research Conference is a student-organized international multidisciplinary all-plenary event dedicated to the study of humor in all its facets.
Students (or other scholars) may submit "e-poster" abstracts for the poster session, which will take place online. E-posters will be available online the day before the conference and presenters will have a 5-10 minute Q&A slot, in which attendees may ask questions or provide suggestions. Posters do not include a presentation. E-posters consist of a maximum of 10 "slides" in .ppt or .pdf format and will be posted on the conference website. Deadline for final submission of posters is one week prior to the conference.
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Deadline: March 1st

  • 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: HRC@tamuc.edu 
  • Any topic in humor research is welcome, including and not restricted to literary studies, psychology, sociology, and linguistics.

Important Dates :

  • Submission Dates
    • Deadline: March 1st
    • Acceptance Notification: March 15th



Registration is FREE!



Conference Schedule

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Conference Venue

David Talbot Hall of Languages Room 146
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX
Building B16 on Campus map
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Contact Us
All questions and inquiries can be directed to HRC@tamuc.edu 

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This conference is fully student organized.


Miriam Akoto (Organizer)

Masoumeh Razzaghi


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.