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CSCA 2019 Convention - Communication Theory Interest Group Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention in Omaha, NE
April 3-7, 2019

The Communication Theory Interest Group (CTIG) invites submissions for the 2019 CSCA convention in Omaha, Nebraska. We welcome a variety of formats including competitive papers and panels (e.g., paper panels, discussion panels, roundtable discussions/debates). Our interest group focuses on the development, comparison, extension, criticism, teaching, learning, empirical support for theory, and application of theory in communication research. 

We welcome a range of topics and contexts. We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Dialogue and invite submission that dialogue across interest groups. How do we dialogue about theory with each other and our students? How do our students dialogue about theory? What are ongoing dialogues concerning theory in our discipline and across others? How does theory drive larger dialogue? 

In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than a single institution. Graduate and Undergraduate student submissions are greatly encouraged. 

Guidelines for Submission: 

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA standards and include a titles and brief abstract. Graduate and Undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. If the paper will be a student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper-right hand corner of the title page. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. 

Panels: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. We are encouraging interactive panels that foster dialogue between presenters and audience. 

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 10, 2018 – 11:59 pm CST

CSCA will have a new online submission system. Details will be available on the CSCA website closer to the submission deadline. 

If you have any questions please contact interest group program planner, Jenna Currie-Mueller at 

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