3rd Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference - Submission Deadline Approaching

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Call for Papers
April 15, 2017
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy

Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, PA
June 5–7, 2017

The 3rd Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference will be held June 5–7, 2017, at the Duquesne University Power Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

The theme for this year’s conference centers on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition with keynote speakers addressing four content areas: (1) Philosophy of Communication and Narrative Ground, (2) Philosophy of Communication, History, and Institutions, (3) Philosophy of Communication and Community, and (4) Philosophy of Communication, Culture, and Mission.

As always, we also welcome papers outside of these content themes that address philosophy of communication.

The conference features an invited speaker for each area:

  • Christopher Lutz: Philosophy of Communication and Narrative Ground
  • Fr. Francis Njoku: Philosophy of Communication, Culture, and Mission
  • Janie Harden Fritz: Philosophy of Communication, History, and Institutions
  • Algis Mickunas: Philosophy of Communication and Community

Papers: We invite abstracts of 200–500 words or completed papers of a maximum of 30 pages, including references. Submissions should be double-spaced. Any citation style is permitted (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago).

Panel Proposals: Panel proposals may include up to five participants. Please include a title page with a 500-word (maximum) rationale and 200-word abstract for each presentation.

Send all submissions to cec@duq.edu by April 15, 2017.


Fees for conference registration include two evening receptions with hors d’oeuvres, Tuesday lunch, and Wednesday full breakfast buffet.

  • Faculty—$280.00
  • Student—$180.00
  • Undergraduate—$110.00

Please fill out the registration form here.

Please find the online payment form here.

Contact Info: 

For more information and ongoing updates on the conference, please visit our website or contact the conference planners conference directors (Ronald C. Arnett, Janie Harden Fritz, or Craig T. Maier) or graduate student coordinators (Susan Mancino, Father Lazarus Langbiir, and Justin Bonanno) at cec@duq.edu or 412-396-6446. For more details, please visit http://www.duq.edu/philofcomm

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