CSCA 2022 Call for Submissions to the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group
We are now down to the one month mark! If you have not yet done so, you are encouraged to submit your papers and panels to the CSCA Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group. See the call below for details. Our interest group is a fabulous home for projects that pursue the conference theme, Re-Connect, as we are dedicated to the study of communication that sustains community. I look forward to the opportunity for us to get together and share our latest research as we work to preserve and promote scholarship and teaching in rhetorical theory and criticism.
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Madison Wisconsin
March 30-April 3, 2022
The Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2022 CSCA convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group is dedicated to preserving and promoting scholarship and teaching in rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism. A range of topics encompassing rhetorical theory and criticism are welcome, and we especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Re-Connect. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution. The Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group generally offers two awards at each convention: the Karlyn Kohrs Campbell Award for the top competitive paper, and the David Zarefsky Award for the top student paper. The recipients of these awards will be recognized at the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group business meeting.
Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted.
- Include a title and a brief abstract (required).
- Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
- If the paper will be a graduate student's debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
- To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
o the author must be a graduate student,
o the paper must have single authorship, and
o the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA.
Paper Session: These consist of a group of presenters with (3-5) paper presentations centered on a common theme. Submissions should include an overall session title, session description (75 words), and a rationale statement (250 words or less) as well as author name(s), affiliation, paper title and abstract for each paper.
Panels: Panels should consist of a group of panelists discussing a specific topic. Audience discussion and participation are strongly encouraged. Following the guidelines from the CSCA website, panel discussions should include an overall panel title, a rationale statement, and a panel description for the online convention program. Submitted panels should include a chair and each presenter’s name, affiliation, and brief description of the specific contribution or perspective of each presenter.
All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 8, 2021.
Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.
Please create a profile for all potential presenters on the CSCA convention webpage during the submission process. Membership is not required to create a profile. For any questions regarding the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group, or to volunteer to be a reviewer, please contact Hilary Rasmussen at email@example.com.