Call for Papers and Proposals
Political Communication Interest Group
105th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention
Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse
Omni Providence Hotel
April 23-27, 2014
Electronic Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Political Communication Interest Group invites submission of competitive papers, thematic panel proposals, and innovative programming alternatives (roundtables, symposia, debates, open forums, etc.) for the 105th ECA Annual Meeting to be held in Providence, Rhode Island.
The convention theme, “Communities of Dissent: A ‘Lively Experiment’ in Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse” recognizes the history of dissent and disagreement in Provincetown. This theme has particular resonance for political communication in terms of democracy and political dynamics, but we also invite interpretations relating to multiple contexts in the discipline.
We seek creative panels and submissions that have timely relevance and elicit proactive conversations. ECA convention programming will again include short courses, poster sessions, roundtables, and workshops. Additionally, the convention will host the Third Annual McCroskey and Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference. General information on it (as well as on short courses and poster sessions) may be found at http://www.ecasite.org.
The Political Communication Interest Group will also sponsor the annual viewing of the year’s most popular political advertisements at “Wine and Spots”. We encourage you to schedule this event into your conference plans.
Submissions to the Political Communication Interest Group should adhere to the following guidelines (please read carefully – those panels and papers that do not comply will be returned to the submitter. No submissions or revisions will be accepted past the Oct. 15 deadline).
Authors are invited to submit competitive papers on any aspect of political communication from any theoretical, methodological, or critical perspective. Papers should not have been presented at a previous conference or accepted for publication at the time of submission. Any relevant history of presentation should be clearly noted on the title page.
Excluding title page, notes, and references, papers should be no longer than 25 pages in 11 or 12 point. Papers longer than 25 pages may not be reviewed.
Authors who have not presented a paper at a regional, national, or international convention should include the word “DEBUT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Papers authored by current undergraduate or graduate students should include the word “STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. (All of the paper’s authors must meet the “debut” or “student” criterion for the paper to be so designated.)
Competitive papers should be submitted via e-mail as TWO MS Word files. Submissions are not considered complete without both files. Please put in the subject line; “ECA” and short descriptive words from the title. Indicate the title page file with a T. Example for File #1: ECA Debate Nonverbals T File #2: ECA Debate Nonverbals
File #1 must include:
(Please note that no information that identifies the author/s should appear anywhere in this submission beyond the title page.)
File #2 must include:
PANELS AND OTHER PROGRAMS
Panels should focus on a unifying theme relevant to research, theory, or criticism in the area of political communication. Panels that reflect the conference theme are encouraged. Panels must consist of a chair and presenters; a respondent is optional, but encouraged. Roundtable discussions, symposia, debates, community programs, or other alternative formats are welcome especially as they relate to the convention theme or location. Panels and other programs that could be co-sponsored with other interest groups are strongly encouraged – please send your panel to both interest groups at the same time, noting the joint submission, so that those planners may manage the submission together.
Panel and other program proposals should include the following:
Requests for Technology must be made at the time of submission and we will attempt to make arrangements as resources allow. Any requests made after that time cannot be honored. Please refer to ECA Technology Policy.
Conference Absenteeism: Attendees who do not present scheduled papers should not list presentations on academic vitas. Notices of inability to attend the conference after receiving presentation acceptance or last minute emergency issues preventing attendance should as soon as possible along with alternative presenting arrangements.
Electronic Filing Formats: Proposals must be submitted only in MS WORD. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Submissions should be e-mailed to Janis L. Edwards, University of Alabama, the Political Communication Interest Group program planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Questions can be addressed to the program planner, Janis L. Edwards at email@example.com or 205-348-8074 or 205-507-7638. Please note that submissions go to a separate email address.