Founded in 1975, the American Humor Studies Association promotes scholarship on all aspects and periods of American humor through conferences, publications, awards, and the general support of a community of dedicated scholars of American humor.

The AHSA has sponsored joint conferences with the Mark Twain Society of America in Cancun, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Diego, California.  We post Calls for Papers for conferences and journals in our Announcements section.

Both a scholarly journal, Studies in American Humor, and a bi-annual newsletter, To Wit, are published under AHSA auspices and are included in the cost of Membership.  We maintain a list serve for discussions of humor called American Humor.


Studies in American Humor has additional copies of its landmark,                                                       jumbo special MAD issue (n.s. 3, no 30, fall 2014) with guest coeditor John Bird—

Mad Magazine and Its Legacies”

a splendiferous 224 pp. issue devoted to one of the most important                                             American comic innovations of all time

For new members, or members who were not members in 2014 but renew for 2015, we will be offering the issue for a 10% discount.

Total cost to you: $18 plus the cost of membership,

which will include next year’s issues.

Or $20 paid through the membership link above for one copy.

***LIMITED TIME OFFER: Good until March 15, 2015 or while supplies last***

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