Salvatore Attardo, PhD (Purdue, 1991), is Professor of Linguistics at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His books include Linguistic Theories of Humor (DeGruyter, 1994), Humorous Texts (DeGruyter, 2001), and The Linguistics of Humor, an introduction (Oxford UP; 2020). He edited HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research (2002-2011), the Encyclopedia of Humor Studies (Sage, 2014) and the Handbook of Language and Humor (Routledge, 2017). Among his recent books are Pragmatics and its applications to TESOL and SLA (Wiley, 2021), and Eye Tracking in Linguistics (Bloomsbury, 2023), both co-authored with Lucy Pickering. His new book is titled: Humor 2.0: How the Internet changed Humor (Anthem, 2023).
Annette J. Saddik is Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Literature at the City University of New York (CUNY). She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century drama and performance, and has published four books, as well as numerous essays. Her books include a collection of Tennessee Williams’ previously unpublished late plays, The Traveling Companion and Other Plays, as well as the monographs The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays, Contemporary American Drama, and Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess: The Strange, The Crazed, The Queer. She lectures and advises on productions both nationally and internationally as a dramaturge, participates regularly in audience “talk-backs” for Broadway and off-Broadway performances, and serves on the editorial boards of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English.
Jadranka Kolenović-Đapo is Full Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, where she teaches Personality psychology, Social psychology, Sports psychology and Psychology of humour. She is the author of the following books: Psychology of humour: Theories, methods and research; Psychological defense mechanisms: A theoretical approach, classification and guide for practicals; Classical theories of emotions in light of new empirical knowledge, and two chapters in the book Presentation of the results of the European Values Study. Some of her published works and short communications in the field of humour are: Congruence of self-assessment and semantic evaluation of humour styles: A preliminary analysis; Humour styles as predictors of optimism; Are personality factors good predictors in explaining the tendency to react with laughter in different life situations?; Humour styles as determinants of positive and negative affective states; The role of humour in short-term and long-term adaptation; The structure of the sense of humour; Relationship between humour styles and subjective well-being; The psychology of laughter: The eternal puzzle of scientists; The psychology of humour: Can humour survive as a scientific construct? Advantages and disadvantages of using humour in teaching; Personality traits and evaluation of the degree of laughter in different social situations; Humour styles, the Big Five and self-esteem. She has held many workshops, seminars and lectures in the field of humour (The role of humour in dealing with stressful situations; Measuring the sense of humour; The importance of humour in teaching; How to use humour in inclusive education; Does satire have its audience?) for different target groups. She created a series of programs for developing a sense of humour.