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06/07/2013

ECA 2014 - Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Call for Submissions

RHETORIC & PUBLIC ADDRESS INTEREST GROUP
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

2014 Eastern Communication Association 105th Annual Convention
April 23 – 27, 2014

Providence, Rhode Island

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013

“Communities of Dissent: A ‘Lively Experiment’ in Dialogue, Diversity & Discourses”

The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group invites submissions in preparation of the annual ECA Convention to be held from April 23 – 27, 2014. We are seeking proposals (representing an individual paper, panel, round-table discussion, or workshop session), for the 104th convention to be held at the Omni Providence Hotel located in downtown Pittsburgh. The deadline for electronic submissions is October 15, 2013. The convention theme, “Communities of Dissent: A ‘Lively Experiment’ in Dialogue, Diversity & Discourses,” reflects many different aspects of the rhetorical tradition, both historically and contemporarily. We encourage submitters to consider papers, thematic panels, and other programs that explore related issues and questions, and how these topics and questions intersect with critical issues related to rhetoric and public address.

Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with attachment(s) in MS Word format, to the 2014 Program Planners:

Valerie Lynn Schrader, Penn State Schuylkill & Heather Ferrara, Cazenovia College: ECARhetoric@gmail.com

Competitive Papers

Abstracts or incomplete papers are not acceptable in this category. Submissions of completed papers (no more than 25 pages, excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices) should include the following:

  1. A detachable title page with the title of the paper and the author’s affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. The word “Debut” marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.
  3. The word “Student” marked on all papers written by student authors. In order for the paper to be considered a student paper, all authors must be students.
  4. A one-page abstract on the second page.
  5. A statement of professional responsibility on the second page (see below).
  6. A request for technology, if the presenter wishes to use technology to present his/her work (see below).
  7. 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 one Microsoft Word 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. The 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).
  8.  A request for technology, if the presenter wishes to use technology to present his/her work (see below).

Statement of Professional Responsibility

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included. 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."

ECA Technology Policy

Please visit:  ECA Technology Policy to review the ECA Technology Policy, the complete statement about the provision of media technology by ECA for convention participants.  Note that reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they are received by the interest group planner at the time of the paper or program submission.
Please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planners, via e-mail, for further information:

Valerie Lynn Schrader, Penn State Schuylkill & Heather Ferrara, Cazenovia College: ECARhetoric@gmail.com


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