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ECA 2013 Convention - Call for Papers - Theory and Methodology Interest Group

104th Annual ECA Convention

“Confluence”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Omni William Penn Hotel

April 24-28, 3013

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Theory and Methodology Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association, invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic program/panel proposals, and innovative programming alternatives (e.g., roundtables, symposia, debates, open forums, and community programs) for the 104th annual convention of the ECA. 



The 2013 convention’s theme, “Confluence,” invites our discipline to reflect on the role of theory and method in our scholarship. Where do we see theoretical frameworks coming together to create new areas of research? How are we using advances in methodologies to integrate previous knowledge with new data? What streams of research can come together to point us in a new direction?

In keeping with this theme, we ask you to consider papers, thematic panels, and other programs that explore a confluence of communication ideas, practices, and behaviors, and their connection with or implications for the critical, methodological, research, and/or theoretical. General information about the 2013 Call for Papers can be found at http://www.ecasite.org/. Awards will be given for Top Three Papers. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit debut papers to the Theory and Methodology Interest Group.

Submissions to the Theory and Methodology Interest Group must adhere to the following guidelines. 

In order to receive full consideration, completed papers and program/panel proposals must be received by October 15, 2012

Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with attachment(s) in MS Word format, to the 2013 Program Planner: 

Mary Braz, West Chester University

mbraz@wcupa.edu

Completed Papers 

Abstracts or incomplete papers are not acceptable.  Submissions of completed papers should be sent as a Microsoft Word or plain text file, and must include: 

1.         A detachable title page with the title of the paper and the author or authors’ name(s), affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.


2.         The word “Debut” marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.


3.         A one-page abstract on the second page.


4.         A statement of professional responsibility (see below) on the second page.

The e-mail subject header should include the abbreviation “ECA” and the title of the paper. 

The e-mail text must include any request for presentation aids (such as projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). 

Finally, if the paper is multi-authored, please indicate who will be presenting the paper at the convention.



Program/Panel Proposals 

All program/panel submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word or plain text file, and must include: 

1.         A thematic title for the program/panel. 


2.         The name of the Chair, and Respondent (if any).  Please do not have Chairs act as Respondents 


3.         The names, institutional affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants.


4.         Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation. 


5.         Program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.


6.         A detailed rationale for the program/panel. 


7.         A statement of professional responsibility (see below). 

The e-mail subject header should include the abbreviation “ECA” and the title of the panel. 

The e-mail text must include any request for presentation aids (such as projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.).



Statement of Professional Responsibility 



When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included.   (If it is not attached to a submitted document, the chair is responsible for obtaining a completed copy of this form prior to the paper/program/panel being officially programmed for presentation at the convention.)  Papers and panels without this statement will not be programmed.



"In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility.  I/We agree to present this paper or program/panel if it is accepted and programmed.  I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA's annual meeting must register and pay the required fees."



Technology Policy 

For the complete statement about the provision of media technology by the ECA for the conference participants, please see the ECA’s “Technology Policy,” available at ECA Technology Policy

Note, however, that reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they are received by the program planner at the time of the paper or program submission

For any additional information about the convention, please visit the ECA website at http://www.ecasite.org/

For any additional information regarding this CFP, please contact the Theory and Methodology Interest Group Program Planner: 


Mary E. Braz
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
404 Main Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
mbraz@wcupa.edu
610.436.3328


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