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.
A live Zoom link will be available on the day of the conference for those who have registered.
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.


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!

More information to added soon.



Conference Schedule

Coming soon!

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 HRC@tamuc.edu 


Contact Us
All questions and inquiries can be directed to HRC@tamuc.edu 

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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.