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6th Humor Research Conference 2016

Theme: Empirical Approaches to Humor

February 19-21, 2016 | Texas A&M University-Commerce at our location in downtown Dallas, Texas

The 6th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2016 in Texas will take place as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 3-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce’s location in downtown Dallas, TX.

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

Important Dates:

  • Early Submission for those who need to plan travel
    • Deadline                      :     December 4, 2015
    • Acceptance Notification    :     December 11, 2015
  • Late Submission for local participants or those who can plan their travel late
    • Deadline                      :         January 8, 2016
    • Acceptance Notification    :         January 15, 2016 

Travel Information

Conference Schedule

Conference Organizers

Christian F. Hempelmann

Department of Literature & Languages
Texas A&M-Commerce
Hall of Languages
Commerce, TX 75429

Owen Hanley Lynch

Communication Studies
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275

Program Committee:

  • tbd

Conference Fee:

  • Registration Site
  • $40 preregistration by February 4, 2016
  • $50 after February 4, 2016
  • $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:

TAMUC Downtown Dallas Campus,
1910 Pacific Place, Floors 2-4
1910 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201  

Conference Hotel:

(booking code: tbd)
1933 Main Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
The hotel is connected to the conference venue and offers rooms at the following rates: TBD


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