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4th Humor Research Conference 2014 

Humor Conference
 

Intercultural and

Cross-Cultural Humor

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

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

 

13:00 – 17:30     Registration

 

14:00 – 15:30     Session 1: Opening Addresses

  1. Benavides, Provost, A&M-Commerce
  2. Attardo, Dean, Humanities, Social Sciences, & Arts, A&M-Commerce
  3. Lynch, Co-organizer, SMU
  4. Hempelmann, Co-organizer, A&M-Commerce

 

     coffee break

 

16:00 – 17:30     Session 2: Psychology

  1. Agüero Guerra: Multimodal Literacy and Intercultural Humor Perception
  2. Lynch, R/Trivers: Self-Deception Inhibits Laughter
  3. Moalla: Is Humor Social Play or a Problem Solving Task?

 

18:00                  Welcome Reception (snacks provided)

  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

 

by 09:00              Poster Setup (takedown Sunday 13:00)

       Belanger: Nelson Mandela and Comedy

       Clegg: Rethinking the Absurd: Anti-Humor as Assemblage

       Dahl: The Structural Organization of Humor in Sitcoms

       Ergül: Humor and Narrative in the Cartoon World: A Methodology

       Fattor/Hempelmann: Nonsense/Absurd Humor

       Lynch, R.: Laughter Is Augmented by Implicit Preferences

       Yoon: Responses to Comedic Violence Advertising

       Tosun/Vaid: Describing an Ideal Sense of Humor: Does Gender

                         Matter

 

09:00 – 10:30   Session 3: Linguistics I

  1. Barett: Why is a Gecko Cockney?
  2. Benom: Cold Stares and Embarassed Laughs
  3. Belanger: Joking in Other Languages

 

      coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30     Session 4: Communication

  1. Lynch, O.: Let's Make It 'Fun'ctional
  2. Yoon: Differences, Korea and the United States
  3. Vincent: Time, Space, and Transgression in Roman Satire

 

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch (catered)

 

13:30 – 15:00     Session 5: Literature

  1. Abdullatief: The Palestinian Pessoptimist and the American Holy Land
  2. Kindt: Humor as a Means of Intercultural Exchange
  3. Martin: Gay and Lesbian Characters in the American Sitcom

 

     coffee break

 

15:30 – 17:00     Session 6: 2nd Symposium on Computational Humor (Taylor/Raskin)

  1. Rutherford: Sarcasm in Speech Recognition
  2. Raskin: Humor and Computational Creativity
  3. Taylor/Raskin/Rutherford/Hempelmann: Future of Computational Humor

  

17:15 – 18:00     Special Presentation
     Schaefer: Getting Dirty with Humor:
     Co-constructing Workplace Identities Through Performative Scripts

  

19:00                  Conference Dinner (venue: Edo Japan)

  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

  

09:00 – 10:30     Session 7: Linguistics II

  1. Gironzetti/Hempelmann: Laughing in English, French, Italian, and Spanish
  2. Attardo: Universality and Particularity in Humor

       

     breakfast concurrent

 

10:00 – 12:00     Session 8: Closing Roundtable on Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Humor

 

by 13:00             Poster Session (takedown)

 

13:15                  airport shuttle departure

 

 

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