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09/19/2022

ECA 2023 ... Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Reminder ... Call for Submissions/Volunteers

Dear ECA Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group members,

I write to you with a reminder, an encouragement, and a request.

First, the reminder: The deadline for submissions for 2023 is fast approaching! Please be sure to submit your papers and session proposals by October 15. A copy of the complete call is below for your reference.

Secondly, I encourage you to reach out to me (christina.knopf@cortland.edu) with any ideas you may have for special programming. Some of the possibilities mentioned during the 2022 business meeting included different kinds of debates and a theater experience or other excursion.  

Lastly, please consider volunteering to review for the interest group and/or to be a panel chair or respondent at the conference. Your participation in these roles is as vital to the success of the convention as your submissions and presentations. If you are able to serve our interest group in any, or all, of these important roles, please sign up using this form (https://forms.gle/7z5WJieLwtiUCqAw8).

Thank you,

Christina Knopf
Rhetoric & Public Address 2023 Program Planner


RHETORIC & PUBLIC ADDRESS INTEREST GROUP
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 114th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

March 29-April 2, 2023

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2022 11:59 PST

The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group invites submissions in preparation of the annual ECA Convention. The deadline for electronic submissions is October 16, 2023. 

The “Harboring Innovation” conference theme invites us to showcase how we are innovating, and to deliberate the ways in which we must innovate to ensure that the communication discipline continues to make an important impact at all levels of society. Held in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, an area with one of our nation’s richest and most innovative histories, the “Harboring Innovation” theme also provides us with the opportunity to consider the lessons the city has to offer communication scholars. 

Scholars are encouraged to consider how we have innovated and how we need to innovate to remain relevant, cutting-edge, and unique. In what ways is our field at the forefront of studying the powerful relationships among communication and our relationships, organizations, communities, and the environment?  What innovative theories, questions, methods, data analysis techniques, and practices are emerging from our field?  What opportunities exist for us to innovate with our research, service, pedagogy, and practice? How are you responding to your environment to ensure that your work and our field are addressing the practical communication concerns of today and tomorrow? 

The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group welcomes submissions of papers, thematic panels, and other programs that explore these, and other, issues and questions, and how these topics and questions intersect with critical issues related to rhetoric and public address.

Competitive Papers

Submissions of completed papers should be no more than 25 pages, excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices. Completed papers should be written in accordance with standards set by the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Modern Language Association (MLA).  All submissions of completed papers should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and include the following:

  • Title: To appear on the title page of the paper as well as entered separately into Attendee Interactive.
  • A one-page abstract: This will be entered into Attendee Interactive separate from the manuscript. You may also want to include it immediately following the title page in your paper.
  • Statement of Professional Responsibility: Please include on title page for your paper to be considered.
  • Special Requests/Requests for AV: Please enter this information into Attendee Interactive rather than note any special requests on your manuscript. Due to cost, AV will be limited.
  • Final paper with all identifying information removed for blind review. (Microsoft provides instructions for removing personal information from Word documents at https://bit.ly/39HxAZI)
  • Indicate any special designations (debut and/or student) both on the title page of the manuscript and in Attendee Interactive.
  • If a paper has multiple authors, please indicate who will be presenting at the conference.

Program/Panel Proposal

All program/panel submissions should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and include the following:

  • A thematic title for the program/panel.
  • The name of the Chair and Respondent (if any). Please do not have chairs act as respondents.
  • Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants.
  • The program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
  • A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  • Special Requests/Requests for AV: Please enter this information into Attendee Interactive rather than note any special requests on your description or rationale. Due to cost, AV will be limited.
  • Statement of Professional Responsibility: Please include with the program rationale.

All paper and program/panel submissions should be uploaded to and processed through Attendee Interactive (link available through ECAsite.org).

**If you have an idea for a creative program for the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group – such as a debate, a field trip, or other innovative session that goes beyond the traditional panel, roundtable, or competitive paper - please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planner directly via e-mail: Christina Knopf, SUNY Cortland, christina.knopf@cortland.edu

Statement of Professional Responsibility

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included. Papers and panels without this statement will not be programmed.

"In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/we recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/we agree to present this paper or program/panel if it is accepted and programmed. I/we further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA's annual meeting must register and pay the required fees.”

Please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planner, via e-mail, for further information:

Christina Knopf, SUNY Cortland, christina.knopf@cortland.edu

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