Topics in Humor Research

Ephraim Nissan | London, UK
Associate Editors
ORCID logoDelia Chiaro | Università di Bologna
ORCID logoMarta Dynel | University of Lodz
Giselinde Kuipers | University of Amsterdam
Elda Weizman | Bar-Ilan University
The series aims to publish high-quality research on a broad range of topics in humor studies, including irony and laughter. Topics include, but are not limited to, pragmatics, the sociology of humor, the psychology of humor, translation studies, literary studies, and studies of visual humor combining word and image. Since humor research encompasses a variety of disciplines, we welcome theoretical and methodological approaches from any of these disciplines, thereby including the humanities, as well as the social and cognitive sciences. Examples include, among others, philosophy, anthropology, cultural studies, linguistics, media and communication studies, psychology, neuroscience, and computer science. Mutual intelligibility of studies across these various domains is a goal to be pursued within the series.
The Editor of the new book series Topics in Humor Research invites submissions of book proposals from scholars working in any of the areas pertinent to humor research. Interdisciplinary research on humor is appreciated. Prospective authors are welcome to discuss beforehand possible submissions with the Editor: Ephraim Nissan ([email protected])
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2022. xi, 278 pp.
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2022. xii, 306 pp.
Henri de Jongste
2020. xv, 301 pp.
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2019. xi, 274 pp.
Edited by Villy Tsakona and Jan Chovanec
2018. vi, 316 pp.
Massih Zekavat
2017. vii, 210 pp.
Mahmud Farjami
2017. x, 213 pp.
Francisco Yus
2016. xix, 367 pp.
Beverly J. Rasporich
2015. xxi, 300 pp.
Edited by Marijke Meijer Drees and Sonja de Leeuw
2015. xiii, 277 pp.
Edited by Marta Dynel
2013. xiv, 425 pp.
International Advisory Board
ORCID logoSalvatore Attardo | Texas A&M University, Commerce
Susan Bassnett | University of Glasgow & University of Warwick
Nelly Feuerhahn | Paris, France
Giovannantonio Forabosco | Ravenna, Italy
ORCID logoRaymond W. Gibbs, Jr. | University of California, Santa Cruz
Nicholas A. Kuiper | The University of Western Ontario
Sharon Lockyer | Brunel University, London
Jessica Milner Davis | University of Sydney
John Morreall | College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Willibald Ruch | University of Zürich
Pierre Schoentjes | Ghent University
Limor Shifman | The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Oliviero Stock | Fondazione Kessler, Trento
Judith Stora-Sandor | Paris, France
Ghil'ad Zuckermann | The University of Adelaide

The series welcomes submissions. Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Guidelines for Book Proposals, can be sent to the series editor Ephraim Nissan ( at or to the responsible Benjamins acquisition editor, Ms Ymke Verploegen (ymke.verploegen at

When you are instructed to prepare your manuscript for production, please follow the Guidelines for Manuscript Submission.


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