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5th Humor Research Conference 2015Humor Conference

Humor and Pedagogy

- February 20-22, 2015 | Texas A&M University-Commerce, Universities Center, downtown Dallas, TX

 

Schedule

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

 

13:00 – 17:30     Registration

14:00 – 14:30     Welcome Address (Salvatore Attardo)

14:30 – 15:15     Invited Pedagogy Talk 1

        Banas, John:
        Instructional Humor Research: Empirical and Anecdotal Evidence

                           coffee break

15:45 – 17:15     Session 1: Linguistics

  1. Benom, Carey: Conceptual Blending Theory
  2. Jaroenkitboworn, Kandaporn: Failed L2 Humor
  3. Hempelmann, Kiki: Teaching Humor Fieldwork

18:00                  Welcome Reception (snacks provided)

        Humor and Censorship Roundtable: Are we Charlie?

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

 

by 09:00             Poster Setup (takedown Saturday 18:30)

        Aldawsari, Adel: Code-Switching and Humor in Saudi Comedy

        Gironzetti, Elisa: Teaching with Cartoons

        Huang, Meichan: Timing in Chinese Conversational Humor

        Menjo, Shigehito: Creating a Visual Corpus of Humorous Conversation

        Morris, Todd: Exploiting Latent Semantic Analysis in Pursuit of Humor

09:00 – 09:45     Invited Pedagogy Talk 2

        Evans Davies, Catherine:
        Expanding our Perspectives on Humor and Pedagogy

                        coffee break

10:15 – 11:45     Session 2: Pedagogy 1

  1. Hale, Adrian: Teaching "the World" of Humour in Western Sydney
  2. Richardson, Leslie: A Spoonful of Sugar
  3. Attardo, Salvatore: Opinions and Facts in the Use of Humor in Teaching

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch (catered)

13:00 – 14:00     Session 3: Invited Pedagogy Talks 3 and 4

  1. Hess Zimmermann, Karina: What is a Joke?
  2. Shardakova, Maria: Legitimate Mockery?

14:15 – 15:45     Session 4: Literature and Pop Culture

  1. Lyons, Inma: Understanding Macedonio Fernández through Humor
  2. Lancaster, Bill: Subversion in John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday
  3. Lyttle, Jim: Russell Brand and Mr. Chips: Causal or Spurious?

                        coffee break

16:15 – 16:45     Session 5: Psychology

        Yoon, Hye Jin: Humor Effects in Shame-Inducing Health Ads

17:00 – 18:00     Session 6: Pedagogy 2

        Lynch, Owen:
        Teaching Communication Theory Using Humor

19:30                  Happy Hour and Pizza at Dallas Comedy House

21:00                  Comedy Show at Dallas Comedy House

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