7th Humor Research Conference 2017

Theme: Multidisciplinarity

March 9-11, 2017 | Texas A&M University-Commerce's Universities Center, downtown Dallas, TX

The 7th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2017 in Texas will take place as an international multidisciplinary all-plenary 3-day event at Texas A&M—Commerce’s downtown Dallas campus.

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, provide a title.
  • 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 (preliminary):

  • Early Submission for those who need acceptance letters to plan travel
  • Deadline : December 31, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification : January 15, 2017
  • Late Submission for local participants or those who can plan their travel late
  • Deadline : January 31, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification : February 15, 2017 

Conference Schedule (available soon)

Note: Attendees should plan to arrive on Thursday, 3/9/2017, either in the morning to attend a pre-conference workshop on the GTVH taught by Attardo, Hempelmann, Raskin, and Rayz, or by the evening for a plenary talk. Full conference sessions will run all day Friday and Saturday, with casual events planned for both evenings. Return travel can commence on Sunday, 3/12/2017.

Travel Information (available soon)

Conference Organizers

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

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

Conference Fee:

  • Registration Site (open soon)
  • $50 preregistration by February 28, 2017
  • $60 from March 1, 2017
  • $25 for students (please provide proof of student status on site)
  • Conference fee includes conference refreshments, Friday night reception, and Saturday lunch for students.

Conference Venue:

Universities Center at Dallas (UCD)
1910 Pacific Place, Floors 2-4
1910 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

Conference Hotel:

Hotel Indigo
1933 Main Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
(214) 741-7700

The hotel is connected to the conference venue and offers rooms at for $155+tax/night. We'll help budget-conscious travelers by organizing room sharing. Please email us your preferences.