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XV Annual Conference of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies
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10/16/2014 to 10/17/2014
When: October 16-17, 2014
Where: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 
United States

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The Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe and the Americas and the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa are pleased to host the…

XV Annual Conference of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawai‘i

October 16-17, 2014

** We are excited to welcome internationally renowned playwright and director Luis Valdez (El Teatro Campesino, Zoot Suit, La Bamba) as our keynote speaker. **


CALL FOR PAPERS: extended deadline April 30, 2014


The International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies announces the call for papers for its 15th annual conference. Proposals for papers or panels on any aspect of Luso-Hispanic literature or culture are invited. Presentations may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese and involve any aspect of Luso-Hispanic humor from any period or genre wherever Spanish or Portuguese are spoken. Presentations may focus on but are not limited to the following fields: literature, folklore, semiotics, discourse analysis, art, music, cartoons and graphic humor, film, popular culture, humor theory, and cultural history. Papers must be free of excessive jargon and accessible to the non-specialist. 

Presentation time will be limited to twenty minutes. Selected conference proceedings will be published post-conference. Presenters and attendees should be members of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies. However, you do not need to be a member to submit a proposal.

To submit an abstract for consideration or for more information, please visit our conference website:

Proposals are to be received by April 30, 2014. Notification of proposal selection results will be sent via email by May 15, 2014.

The International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies (ISLH/HS) promotes the study and appreciation of humor wherever Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. The society encourages all areas of humor scholarship in the Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic worlds. It is dedicated to dissemination of information to a diverse population and encourages communication with others interested in this expanding field.