LINGUIST List 9.1843

Mon Dec 28 1998

Calls: Humor and Gender

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  1. alan harris, Humor Conference

Message 1: Humor Conference

Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 02:54:21 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Humor Conference

 The 1999 International Humor Conference
 sponsored by the International Society for Humor Studies

 The 1999 International Humor Conference is the eighteenth in a series
 of scholarly meetings on humor and laughter and the eleventh such
 meeting sponsored by the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS).
 The 1999 Conference is scheduled to take place from June 29 to July 3,
 1999 at Holy Names College in the Oakland Hills overlooking the San
 Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. For this conference, scholars, professionals,
 and students are invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, and
 symposia focusing on humor research in the arts and humanities as well
 as in the health, cognitive, and social sciences. We are also accepting
 proposals for workshops and for the following prescheduled symposia:

 Cognitive Science and Humor Research
 (Chair: Victor Raskin, Purdue University)

 The Connections between Humor and Health
 (Chair: Sven Svebak, University of Trondheim)

 The Sense of Humor: Further Explorations of a Personality
 Characteristic (Chair: Willibald Ruch, University of Duesseldorf)

 Wisecracking and Storytelling: Gender Differences in the
 Conversational Humor of of Children and Adults
 (Chair: Susan Ervin-Tripp, UC Berkeley)

 A sixteen-page brochure containing a full overview of the conference
 along with registration materials and information on how to submit
 proposals for papers, symposia, and workshops can be obtained by

 Martin D. Lampert, Chair
 1999 International Humor Conference
 Holy Names College
 3500 Mountain Blvd.
 Oakland, CA 94619-1699

 or calling in the United States, (510) 436-1699.

 Brochures and additional conference information can also be requested
 through the Internet from or downloaded from the
 conference webpage at

 The deadline for all proposals is March 1, 1999.

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