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CSCA 2023 Convention - Communication Theory Interest Group (CTIG) Interest Group ... Call for Papers and Panels

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-St. Louis, MO
March 29-April 2, 2023

Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices

CSCA’s Communication Theory Interest Group (CTIG) invites submissions of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and other innovative programming for the 2023 convention in St. Louis, MO. CTIG understands communication theory in a very broad sense. If your paper uses communication theory, it is eligible for acceptance. Therefore, our interest group welcomes a range of topics and contexts. CTIG focuses on the development, comparison, extension, criticism, teaching, learning, empirical support for theory, and application of theory in communication research. We welcome a variety of formats including competitive papers and panels (e.g., paper panels, discussion panels, roundtable discussions/debates).

We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices and invite submissions that relate across interest groups. We seek to partner with fellow interest groups, and caucuses, to provide more opportunities for a wider range of collaboration. Our annual conference provides us an opportunity to empower silenced voices, transition into new areas, and observe the intersections between works. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with presenters representing multiple institutions rather than a single institution. Graduate and undergraduate student submissions are strongly encouraged.

The CTIG presents two awards with cash prizes: 1) Em Griffin Top Paper Award and 2) Top Student Paper Award. Awardees will be recognized during the CTIG Business Meeting.

Guidelines for Submission

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA standards and include a title and brief abstract. Graduate and undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. If the paper will be a student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper-right hand corner of the title page. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission.

Panels: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. We are encouraging interactive panels that foster dialogue between presenters and audience.

 Deadline: All submissions should be made through CSCA’s online submission system and must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 7, 2022.

Requests for technology/media for the presentation must be made at the time of submission.

Only completed papers and panel proposals will be considered. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Stephen Spates
CTIG Chair and Program Planner
Missouri State University

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