Conference Schedule

Friday, February 16, 2018

16:00 – 16:45     Registration and coffee break

16:50 – 17:00     Opening words (Christian F. Hempelmann)

17:00 – 18:00     Keynote Presentation – Interview with Haj Ross (Salvatore Attardo)

18:30                  Informal dinner and drinks at Tokyo Express

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 9:30 – 10:00      Poster set-up and coffee break

10:00 – 12:00     Session 1

  1. Il y a des cons partout”: when French people co-construct humor against others (Béatrice Priego-Valverde)
  2. A Descriptive Analysis of Playboy Magazine Jokes 1959-2004 (Smith, Tawnya; Brooks, Thomas; Henley, Tracy; Attardo, Salvatore) [1 hour presentation]
  3. Humor as a Form of Resistance: Analysis of Humor from Slavery to Scholarship (Sheila Bustillos)

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch at Lion's Mane Cafe

13:00 – 15:00     Session 2

  1. Metalinguistic reflections on jokes in children and adolescents of two different social environments (Karina Hess Zimmermann)
  2. Humor as a Mitigating Strategy in Error Treatment Sequences in EFL Classrooms (Hilal Ergül)
  3. On the prosody of punchlines (Mark Campana)
  4. Akbar’s Poetry: Prophecy vs Legacy (Talmeez Burney)

15:00 – 15:30     Poster presentation & coffee break 

15:30 – 17:00     Session 3

  1. The Dark Matter Theory of Humor (Salvatore Attardo)
  2. When Humor Fails (Lisa Reed)
  3. What’s the opposite of shit? (Christian F. Hempelmann)

17:00 – 17:15     Closing remarks and raffle (Salvatore Attardo)

18:00                 Dinner at Luigi's Italian Cafe