Call for Papers: Eastern Communication Association 2014
Philosophy of Communication Interest Group
The 105th Annual ECA Convention theme is Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse. The submission deadline is October 15, 2013. The convention will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at the Omni Providence on April 23-27, 2014.
This year’s theme offers myriad opportunities for scholars to explore the philosophical underpinnings of 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. 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 convention, as always, features panels, round tables, short courses, and programming on the convention theme. In addition, the Fourth Annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference (USC) will run concurrently with the ECA convention 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.
Submission of Completed Papers: Individual submissions of complete papers should include the following elements:
Submission of Program/Panel Proposals: Submission of program/panel proposals should include the following elements:
Statement of Professional Responsibility: The statement below MUST be included with every submission of a paper or panel in order for it to be eligible for review.
In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this panel or paper 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.
Please submit materials electronically to:
Kristen Lynn Majocha, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904