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2020 Call for Papers- Communication, Identities, and Difference Interest Group

Monday, June 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
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By Michelle Holling, Interest Group Chair

Call for Papers: Communication, Identities, and Difference Interest Group

Western States Communication Association

2020 Convention Denver, CO

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2019 to Attendee Interactive

 

The Communication, Identities, and Difference (CID) Interest Group of WSCA invites competitive paper submissions and program proposals for the 2020 Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. The theme for this year’s conference is “Communication, Agitation, and Justice.” Further information about the conference theme and the general Call for Papers can be found at https://www.westcomm.org/page/CFP2020 Submissions to the Communication, Identities, and Difference Interest Group should adhere to the guidelines listed below.

 

In particular, CID invites competitive paper and panel submissions that reflect the goals of the interest group namely, centralizing intersectional and historically marginalized identities regardless of theoretical or methodological approach and in discursive or nondiscursive realms, consult CID Bylaws and variously engage the conference theme of “Communication, Agitation, and Justice.” Encouraged are submissions that examine, engage, and/or critique topics such as, but not limited to, (mis)use(s) of violence in agitating and responses to it when seeking justice; communicative necessities (e.g., the role of civility, co-conspirators, or spatial relations) of agitation and justice; linkages amongst difference, justice, and hope(ful) futures; relationship between agitation, justice, and democracy; or exercise(s) of power at micro, meso, or macro levels when agitating and seeking justice. In accordance with the Bylaws of CID, one submission, paper or panel, per author/submitter is accepted.

 

Competitive Papers: In adherence of WSCA convention guidelines, competitive papers should (1) not have been submitted to any other interest group; (2) not have been presented at another conference or convention; (3) not have been published; or (4) not have been accepted for publication. Please follow the additional guidelines below when preparing a submission.

 

1) COMPETITIVE PAPERS must:

a) Be no longer than 30 pages (including figures, notes, references, etc.).

b) Include a 150-200 word abstract of the paper (directly beneath the paper’s title).

c) Be free of any and all identifying information to ensure a fair and anonymous peer review. In other words, ensure the author’s name(s) and any other identifying information is not listed on the paper’s first page, in headers or footers, in the document’s metadata, etc. Author names will be entered separately through Attendee Interactive.

d) Student Papers: If all authors of a competitive paper are or were a student at the time of submission to WSCA, the paper is considered a student submission and is eligible for recognition by CID. If this is the case, the competitive paper should be marked “STUDENT” in the upper-right hand corner of the title page. Please also indicate whether each author is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student. NOTE: ALL AUTHORS of a competitive paper must meet the eligibility requirement for student status in order for the paper to be eligible for award consideration.

e) Debut Papers: If all the authors of a competitive paper “have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national, or international convention, or published in any academic journal,” the paper is considered a debut submission and is eligible for recognition by CID and the WSCA Executive Club. If this is the case, the competitive paper should be marked “DEBUT” in the upper-right hand corner of the title page. Please also indicate whether each author is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student. NOTE: ALL AUTHORS of a competitive paper must meet the eligibility requirement for debut status in order for the paper to be eligible for award consideration.

f) Audio-visual equipment –It’s extremely limited and expensive. Therefore, be judicious in requesting technology only if essential for a successful presentation.

g) IRB approval – authors must disclose whether IRB approval was obtained. Please consult IRB approval

 

Program Proposals may consist of a chair, individual paper presenters, and a critic/respondent. As well, round-table discussions, performances, debates, or other unique formats are welcomed. In alternative program formats, respondents may be included or omitted as appropriate. Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups are also welcome. Submit a program proposal in one (1) single attachment that reflects the following information:

a) The thematic title of the program;

b) A 500 word rationale for the program as a whole;

c) Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all participants;

d) If requesting panel co-sponsors, state all interest group sponsors and primary interest group to whom panel is submitted for review;

e) For paper panels, in addition to sub-points “a-c”, also provide title and brief description for each presentation (maximum 300 words);

f) An abstract of 50-75 words that identifies content and purpose of the panel, which would be printed in convention program if panel accepted;

g) Request for audio-visual technology, if necessary. Please note: audio-visual equipment is extremely limited and expensive. Therefore, be judicious in requesting technology only if essential for a successful presentation.

h) Submitters bear responsibility of entering all panelists’ information into Attendee Interactive.

 

PROCESS & DEADLINE: Competitive paper or program proposals must be submitted online through Attendee Interactive. NOTE: all Attendee Interactive usernames and passwords are separate from WSCA log-in information. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Competitive Papers and Program Proposals must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 1, 2019 to receive full consideration.

 

For questions or concerns about CID or its submission process, please contact the CID program planner, Michelle A. Holling, Ph.D., at HollingWSCA@csusm.edu

 


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