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4th Humor Research Conference 2014 

Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Humor

- February 21-23, 2014 | Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rockwall, Texas


The 4th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2014 in Texas will take place as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 3-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce’s facility in Rockwall next door to Dallas, TX. The theme of this year’s HRC is “Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Humor.” More details will be posted soon.

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.
  • Panels of 3 papers (90 minutes)
  • Workshops (90 minutes)
  • Submission email: CHSSA@tamuc.edu


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:        December 15, 2013
  • Acceptance Notification:     December 20, 2013


Conference Schedule

  •  Detail Conference Schedule here


Conference Organizers:


Christian F. Hempelmann, Ph. D.,
Department of Literature & Languages
Texas A&M-Commerce
Hall of Languages
Commerce, TX 75429


Owen Hanley Lynch, Ph. D.,
Communication Studies
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
Umphrey Lee Building
Dallas, TX 75275


Program Committee:

  • Salvatore Attardo, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Sarah Seewoester Cain, Rice, Houston, TX
  • Elisa Gironzetti, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Sean Guillory, M.D. Anderson, Houston, TX
  • Christian F. Hempelmann, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX
  • Owen Hanley Lynch, SMU, Dallas, TX


Conference Fee:

  • Registration Site
  • $40 preregistration by January 31, 2014
  • $50 after January 31, 2014
  • $25 for students (please provide proof of student status on site)
  • Conference fee includes conference refreshments, Friday night reception, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner for students.


Conference Venue

A&M-Commerce at Rockwall


Conference Hotel

Best Western Plus, Rockwall Inn & Suites
996 East, I-30, Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 972/722-3265
Fax: 972/722-3285
King or two doubles: $79.99; Mini Suite: $99.99
Please mention: Humor Conference, Texas A&M-Commerce
Hotel offers shuttle to and from conference venue (2.5 miles).


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