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CALLS FOR PAPERS

Posted By Tolu Ilupeju, Friday, February 2, 2018

Special call from the Journal of Media Ethics:“Methods of Inquiry across Media Cultures”

Keen interest among media ethics scholars to identify cross cultural,and possibly even universal principals for responsible media practice has highlighted the diversity of cultural lenses and contexts through which media are perceived and judged. While Western Enlightenment-based approaches of autonomy and rationality have predominated much media ethics theorizing, other paradigms rooted in an “ethic of community,” an “ethic of divinity,”or other value systems, as some researchers have suggested,provide very different – and equally legitimate – “readings” of media culture, Professionalism, and practice. Such paradigms are iving media ethics scholarship in several parts of the world, yet such work remains marginalized within the academic community.

A special issue of the Journal of Media Ethics is planned to show case scholarship from diverse media paradigms focused on news, marketing, public relations, or social media use.Both empirical studies and philosophical explications that explore media ethics questions from non-Western scientific and humanities traditions are encouraged. Also encouraged are examinations of culturally specific norms that define news work and other media practices, and essays that explore ethical challenges faced by media workers within a culture or community.Religious treatises or polemics are discouraged. Case studies are welcome if they provide relevance beyond local or national boundaries.

Manuscripts should be submitted by 30 April 2018 for consideration. All authors must prepare their work for blind review by following Journal submission guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hmme20/current

Contact Journal Editor Patrick Lee Plaisance at  plp22@psu.edu with any questions.

 

Communication as Engagement CFP:

National Association of Communication Centers Conference,

April 20-21, 2018,James Madison U

The 2018 National Association of Communication Center’s Excellence at the Center Conference theme is “Communication as Engagement.” Calls for more engagement from higher education are nothing new. The most recent engagement conversation intensified in 2001, after 9/11. The 2001 National Communication Association Presidential Address challenged communication scholars and practitioners to lead collegiate engagement efforts with vision, passion, and courage. In 2003, the Excellence at the Center Conference theme was “Engagement at the Center,”with participants discussing civility and community outreach. Administrators, policymakers, and others have been calling for increased engagement but what makes the recent round of interest in engagement different is the contemporary political and social climate. Communication Centers, alongside our colleagues in writing centers, tutoring programs, academic departments,other collegiate programs, are being asked to justify our areas in an environment where engagement and accountability drive decision-making. More than just places for engaged faculty,Centers are being asked to be vehicles for engaged and engaging students.

The theme “Communication as Engagement” offers an opportunity to reflect on how Communication Centers have already been contributing to the mission of higher education to engage.Moreover, the conference theme encourages participants to respond to these calls for engagement by pushing our understanding of what those mean in our current moment. At James Madison U, engagement has three facets; engaged learning, civic engagement, and community engagement. How is it that Communication Centers, or other peer-based learning centers, facilitate and participate in engaged learning, civic engagement, and community engagement?

Conference participants might consider best practices or processes at their home institutions that facilitate traditional engagement or enable new forms of engagement.

Framing questions can include but are not limited to:

-What role does communication play in engagement?

-How does your Center or Lab currently participate in practices of engagement?

-How do we encourage tutors, consultants, or peer educators to be engaged?

-How can we collaborate with other campus and community partners to be leaders in engagement?-Are there concerns with privileging engagement?

-How do we define or measure successful Center engagement?-What role can online or digital communication offer engagement?

In addition to traditional NACC conference attendees from communication centers and speaking labs, we encourage participants, entries, and attendance from writing centers,multi modal centers, supplemental instruction, science and math learning centers, other tutoring services, and other higher education or community professionals interested in engagement.Presenters can also prepare full manuscripts for submission to the 2019 special section of the Communication Center Journal focused on communication as engagement. The full call for papers will be available on the NACC website. Inquires can be sent to commcenterj@gmail.com.

Applegate, J. L. (2002). Communication as an engaged discipline:Seeing with new eyes and skating to where the puck will be.Spectra, 38, 7.

Hartelius, E. J., & Cherwitz, R. A. (2016). Engagement: rhetoric’stale from the field. Journal of Applied Communication Research,44(4), 453-457.

Hogan, J. M., Kurr, J. A., Johnson, J. D.,& Bergmaier, M. J. (2016). Speech anddebate as civic education. CommunicationEducation, 65(4), 377-381.

Please visit the conference websitefor details about submission processand deadlines, http://www.jmu.edu/commcenter/nacc2018/SubmitProposals.shtml+

 

 

Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division 2018 NCA CFP

 

Submission Deadline Dates:  Mon, 1/15 2018 12:00 AM - Thu, 3/29 2018 3:00 AM EDT

Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division

2018 NCA Call for Submissions

Submissions Open: Monday, January 15, 2018

Submissions Close: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions for the 104th Annual Convention to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-11, 2018. According to our mission statement, the Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division “fosters the study of communication issues and their attendant intersections with matters of concern for Latina/o communities throughout the Americas” (http://www.natcom.org/interestgroups/). We embrace a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives, including quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical, critical, and performance approaches, among others.

This year’s conference theme is “Communication at Play.” Imaginative, experimental, strategic, creative, and fun, the theme “Communication at Play” offers opportunities to discuss important aspects of communication, while also providing rich metaphorical resources for reconsidering the role and function of communication in breaking impasses, challenging cultural practice, providing perspective, and creating identifications through shared delight (http://www.natcom.org/convention/). “Communication at Play” can be perceived in a multitude of contexts surrounding discovery, interaction, and sense‐making: guidelines for deploying communication strategically (playbook); contexts for experiment and innovation (playground); rules, referees, and power disparities (playing field); script, stage, and performance appreciation and criticism (“the play’s the thing”); training and learning strategies (play pedagogy); subversion and resistance (playing the fool); and !so on.

We welcome submissions that address issues pertinent to and meaningful for our division, and especially those that combine a focus on our mission with a concern for the conference theme, “Communication at Play.”

 

We will accept four types of submissions: 1) competitive individual papers (referred to in the submission process as "individual papers"), 2) paper sessions, and 3) panel discussions 4) performance sessions. Please indicate on the submission if you will need AV equipment for the session.

1. Competitive Individual Papers: These are full papers submitted individually, which will be reviewed and, if accepted, paneled by the program planner alongside other competitively selected papers. These should NOT be merely abstracts or extended abstracts, but rather complete papers. When preparing a submission, please observe the following:

*On the first screen of the submission process, there will be a question that allows students to indicate that it is a student paper. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please use this question to specify that this is a student paper.

*Include a title, a 250-300 word abstract, and three keywords.

 

*Before submitting, be sure to remove all information from the paper upload that identifies the author(s) in order to facilitate the blind review process. In NCA Convention Central, you will enter the paper title, description, and author-related information as you are submitting.

*The paper should be no more than 25 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font), excluding the abstract, keywords, and references.

2. Paper Sessions: In this type of submission, a group of papers are submitted as a complete session. Papers are reviewed and accepted as a group. Each author, if accepted, would then present her/his/their own paper. These papers should be centered on a common theme. When preparing a submission, please include:

*A session title, overall session description, and rationale for the paper session of no more than 250 words.

*A title and description of no more than 250 words for each individual paper, as well as the name and institutional affiliation of each author.

*A chair is required, and her/his/their name and institutional affiliation should be included. If the participants have secured a respondent, that information should also be included.

*Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

3. Panel Discussions: A panel discussion is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of presenters discussing a topic/issue. There are no papers presented at a panel discussion. Panel discussion submissions should include:

*A panel title and general abstract of no more than 75 words for the discussion.

*A rationale for the discussion of no more than 250 words.

*The names and institutional affiliations of all participants.

*Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

*A chair is required, and should be listed, along with her/his/their institutional affiliation.

4. Performance Session: A performance session is submitted as a completed panel of performances centered on the conference theme/issue. Performance submissions should include:

* A performance title and general abstract of no more than 250 words.

* The names of participants and institutional affiliations of each participant

*Full scripts of the proposed performances.

* Performances should be no longer than 15 minutes

* Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

For assistance with all stages of the submission process, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, please visit the Convention Library (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources/). In particular, please be sure to review the “NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants” prior to submission. All submissions must be made online through NCA Central (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1801). Convention Central will be available starting Monday, January 15, 2018, and will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 11:59 PM PST. No late submissions will be accepted. Be sure to submit early to avoid any potential last-minute problems.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to and supporting the Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division. We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2018!

Dr. Leandra H. Hernández

NCA 2018 Program Planner

Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division 

 

La Raza Caucus 2018 NCA CFP

La Raza Caucus

Submission Deadline Dates:  Mon, 1/15 2018 12:00 AM - Thu, 3/29 2018 3:00 AM EDT

La Raza Caucus

2018 NCA Call for Submissions

Submissions Open: Monday, January 15, 2018

Submissions Close: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The La Raza Caucus of the National Communication Association invites submissions to the 104th Annual Convention to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-11, 2018. As per our mission, “The caucus embraces an intersectional approach to identity that considers the ways race, ethnicity, class, gender, nation, and sexuality converge to shape Latina/o experiences,” and “the goals of the caucus are educational advocacy, networking, recruitment and retention, and cultural promotion” (http://www.natcom.org/interestgroups/). We embrace a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives, including quantitative, qualitative, critical, rhetorical, and performance approaches, among others.

This year’s conference theme is “Communication at Play.” Imaginative, experimental, strategic, creative, and fun, the theme “Communication at Play” offers opportunities to discuss important aspects of communication, while also providing rich metaphorical resources for reconsidering the role and function of communication in breaking impasses, challenging cultural practice, providing perspective, and creating identifications through shared delight (http://www.natcom.org/convention/). “Communication at Play” can be perceived in a multitude of contexts surrounding discovery, interaction, and sense‐making: guidelines for deploying communication strategically (playbook); contexts for experiment and innovation (playground); rules, referees, and power disparities (playing field); script, stage, and performance appreciation and criticism (“the play’s the thing”); training and learning strategies (play pedagogy); subversion and resistance (playing the fool); and !

 so on.

We welcome submissions that address issues pertinent to and meaningful for our caucus, and especially those that combine a focus on our mission with a concern for the conference theme, “Communication at Play.”

We will accept four types of submissions: 1) competitive individual papers (referred to in the submission process as "individual papers"), 2) paper sessions, and 3) panel discussions 4) performance sessions. Please indicate on the submission, if you will need AV equipment for the session.

1. Competitive Individual Papers: These are full papers submitted individually, which will be reviewed and, if accepted, paneled by the program planner alongside other competitively selected papers. These should NOT be merely abstracts or extended abstracts, but rather complete papers. When preparing a submission, please observe the following:

* On the first screen of the submission process, there will be a question that allows students to indicate that it is a student paper. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please use this question to specify that this is a student paper.

*Please include a title, a 250-300 word abstract, and three keywords.

*Before submitting, be sure to remove all information from the paper upload that identifies the author(s) in order to facilitate the blind review process. In NCA Convention Central, you will enter paper title, description, and author-related information as you are submitting.

*The paper should be no longer than 25 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font), excluding the abstract, keywords, and references.

2. Paper Sessions: In this type of submission, a group of papers are submitted as a complete session. The papers submitted in a paper session are reviewed and accepted as a group. If accepted, each person would then present her/his own paper within the session. These papers should be centered on a common theme. When preparing a submission, please include:

*A title and rationale for the paper session of no more than 250 words.

*A title and abstract of no more than 250 words for each paper, as well as the name and institutional affiliation of each author.

*A chair is required, and her/his/their name and institutional affiliation should be included. If the participants have secured a respondent, that information should also be included.

*Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

3. Panel Discussions: A panel discussion is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of presenters discussing a topic/issue. There are no papers presented at a panel discussion. Panel discussion submissions should include:

*A panel title and general abstract of no more than 75 words for the discussion.

*A rationale for the discussion of no more than 250 words.

*The names and institutional affiliations of all participants.

*Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

*A chair is required, and should be listed, along with her/his/their institutional affiliation.

4. Performance Session: A performance session is submitted as a completed panel of performances centered on the conference theme/issue. Performance submissions should include:

* A performance title and general abstract of no more than 250 words.

* The names of participants and institutional affiliations of each participant

*Full scripts of the proposed performances.

* Each performance should be no longer than 15 minutes.

* Participants must come from more than one institution, and in general, proposals that include participants from multiple institutions will be evaluated more positively than those with participants from only two institutions.

For assistance with all stages of the submission process, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, please visit the Convention Library (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources/). In particular, please be sure to review the “NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants” prior to submission. All submissions must be made online through NCA Central (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1801). Convention Central will be available starting Monday, January 15, 2018, and will close Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 11:59 PM PST. No late submissions will be accepted. Be sure to submit early to avoid any potential last-minute problems.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to and supporting the La Raza Caucus. We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2018!

Dr. Leandra H. Hernández

NCA 2018 Program Planner

La Raza Caucus 

 

William Yousman, yousmanw@sacredheart.edu

CFP- Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference

The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island. The event is part of a network of media literacy conferences held around the U.S. The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference invites K-12 educators, higher education faculty, librarians, school library media specialists, after school program directors, media professionals, researchers, cultural workers, and undergraduate and graduate college students to collaborate about the potential and challenges for media literacy and its essential role in education today.

CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS IS NOW OPEN

For more information and to submit a proposal please go to: https://mediaeducationlab.com/news/northeast-regional-media-literacy-conference-2018

 

Call for Proposals--Rhetoric Society Quarterly Special Issue

RSQ invites proposals for the 2019 special issue—a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor to help the journal set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.

Proposals should identify the Guest Editor and provide a descriptive rationale of 500-1000 words, a list of authors, as well as a brief discussion (150-250 words) of each individual essay. The rationale should demonstrate the timeliness of the topic, discuss how the topic falls within the scope of RSQ as described in its general submission guidelines, and show how the issue as planned speaks to RSQ’s broad audience. In addition, the proposal should situate itself within relevant contemporary scholarship, including other similarly themed issues or edited collections, and note the qualifications of its guest editor and contributors to speak to the field on the topic’s behalf.

The special issue is allotted 104 pages, which will accommodate a guest editor’s introduction and 4-6 articles for a maximum of 40,000 words. Please keep this limitation in mind when proposing the number of potential contributors.

The special issue will be published in the summer of 2019.

Deadline for proposal submission: February 9, 2018

RSA will make available to the guest editor up to $1,000 reimbursement for expenses related to the special issue. First drafts of manuscripts for the selected proposal will be due in early fall 2018; this deadline allows time for blind review, revisions, and initial copyediting for publication. Final versions will be due March 1, 2019.

Please submit proposals electronically to:

Robin E. Jensen, RSQ Associate Editor for Special Issues, r.e.jensen@utah.edu

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