CFP: RCA Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) 10-13 November 2016 Philadelphia

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Call for Papers
March 30, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Humanities, Journalism and Media Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Social Sciences

Russian Communication Association
National Communication Association Annual Convention
10-13 November 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

The Russian Communication Association (RCA) welcomes submissions that focus on various aspects of communication in, with and about Russia.

Following the official theme for the NCA 102nd annual convention – Communication’s Civic Callings – RCA encourages submissions that create opportunities for thinking about Communication as a form of civic action in Russia. Please read more about this year’s theme at the NCA Convention website:

We welcome any theoretical perspective or methodological approach that may advance our understanding of communication discipline. For example, papers about communicative or rhetorical behavior, social interaction, theoretical contributions or any form of mediated or face-to-face form of communication or interaction in Russia would be appropriate. However, submissions should not be limited to Russia alone as long as they are related to it in some way. In addition to the traditional types of submissions, we encourage innovative methods that may not use traditional presentational formats or require the literal presence of such participants. We also encourage panel discussion submissions that include presenters from multiple institutions and (or) multiple countries.

We accept submissions in three formats: Individual Papers, Paper Session, and Panel Discussions.

Individual Paper: An individual paper is a fully-developed, complete paper. Extended abstracts should contain sufficient information for review; although abstracts will be considered, priority will be given to full papers. You should not submit a paper that has been published or accepted for publication at the time of submission. Superior paper submissions may be sent to the Scholar to Scholar sessions, which provide a format especially appropriate for visual and aural work, multimedia projects, and interactive presentations. If you wish your paper to be considered for the Scholar to Scholar, please check the appropriate agreement box during the submission process. Authors will enter their submission information to include title, author(s), paper description (for the convention program), and uploaded abstract or completed paper file. Please note that you must remove ALL identifying information from your uploaded paper file prior to submission. Uploaded files should not exceed 25 pages of primary text, excluding abstract, title page and works cited page(s).

Paper Session: A paper session is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of papers centered around a common subject, theme, concept, or idea. All paper session proposals must include an overall description of the session, a paper session rationale, the title of each proposed paper, author(s) name and contact information, and an abstract for each paper. A session chair is required.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of presenters discussing a topic/issue. All panel discussion submissions must include the entry of each presenter involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission.

If you are not a member of NCA, you will be able to create a user name and password for NCA Convention Central by using the "Create an Account" link on the main sign-in page of NCA Convention Central. The best student and faculty submissions will be recognized and top papers will be considered for publication in the RCA-sponsored Russian Journal of Communication. All submissions must be made via NCA Convention Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be in English.

For more information visit our partner website CAER and click on the "Conventions" tab.

Contact Info: 

Anna Popkova, Western Michigan University

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