ECA 2014 Convention - Argumentation and Forensics Interest Group - SECOND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
105th Annual ECA Convention
Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in Dialogue, Diversity and Discourse
Providence, Rhode Island
The Omni Providence
April 23-27, 2014
SECOND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 15, 2013
Founded as a haven for religious dissenters, Providence is a city intimately shaped by discourses of disagreement. The 2014 conference theme, “Communities of Dissent,” is inspired by the tradition of dissent that has marked the city’s long and notable history. Dissent can be transformational, a lively experiment in tolerance and freedom of conscience. When accepted and encouraged, dissent can be an important monitoring force, providing correctives for unethical behavior, unfavorable decision-making and insensitivity to others’ needs. Dissent can also be dangerous, undermining sound and orderly government and fueling conflict and aggression. The theme explores the expression and suppression of dissent across communication contexts – relational, organizational, mediated, social and political – and the attendant implications for such concerns as relational quality, community identification, civic engagement, public dialogue, accountability and justice.
The conference, as always, features panels, round tables, short courses and programming on the conference theme. In addition, the Fourth Annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference (USC) will run concurrently with the ECA conference on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. USC papers will be accepted through December 20, 2013, to enable scholarly student papers from the fall semester to be submitted.
Guidelines for Submission
In order to receive full consideration by the Argumentation and Forensics Interest Group, completed papers and program/panel submissions must be received no later than the close of business (Eastern time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
Completed Papers – Only completed papers will be accepted. Submissions of completed papers must include:
- a detachable title page with the title of the paper, the author’s affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and email address;
- a one-page abstract of the paper’s content as the second page;
- the Statement of Professional Responsibility on the second page (see below),
- if applicable, the word Debut marked on papers written by authors who have never presented previously at a regional or national convention and,
- if applicable, on papers with multiple authors, the name of the person who will present the paper at the convention.
Program/Panel Proposals – Submissions of program/panel proposals must include:
- a thematic title for the program/panel,
- the names of the chair and respondents, if any (please do not have chairs act as respondents),
- the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and institutional affiliations of all participants,
- titles and abstracts for each presentation in the program/panel,
- program copy of no more than 75 words as it should appear in the final program,
- a detailed rationale for the program/panel, and,
- the Statement of Professional Responsibility (see below).
Statement of Professional Responsibility
When submitting a completed paper or program/panel proposal for review, the following statement must be included. If it is not attached with a submitted document, the chair is responsible for obtaining a completed copy of this statement prior to the completed paper or program/panel proposal being officially programmed for presentation at the convention. Completed papers and program/panel proposals that do not include the Statement of Professional Responsibility will not be programmed.
In submitting the attached panel or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper or 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 required fees.
Technology use at conventions is expensive so the Convention Planner will carefully consider any requests for technology. Although every effort is made to provide for technology needs requested, the final decision is up to the Convention Planner. For the complete statement about provision of technology by ECA at its conferences, please see the full text of the ECA Technology Policy.
To Submit a Completed Paper or Program/Panel Proposal
Send submissions via email, with attachments in Microsoft Word format, to Carl Hyden, the 2014 Argumentation and Forensics program planner, at Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu.
The email subject header should include the abbreviation ECA and a brief version of the title of the paper or program/panel proposal.
The email text must include any request for technology (e.g. projectors, video monitors, etc.). No request for technology support will be met unless it is received by the program planner at the time that the completed paper or program/panel is submitted.
For additional information about the convention in general, please visit the ECA website at http://www.ecasite.org/. The site is consistently updated as information is available.
For any additional information about this Call for Submissions, please contact the Argumentation and Forensics program planner:
Carl T. Hyden
School of Global Journalism & Communication
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Phone: (443) 885-3744