CSCA 2024 - Performance Studies & Autoethnography Interest Group ...Call for Submissions
PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND AUTOETHNOGRAPHY INTEREST GROUP
Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Grand Rapids, MI
April 2-7, 2024
Incoherence: Failure, Futures, and Forgotten Messages
The Performance Studies & Autoethnography Interest Group invites submissions for the 2024 Central States Communication Association convention to be held in Grand Rapids, MI from April 2-7, 2024.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Our interest group focuses on two primary areas of scholarship: Performance Studies and Autoethnography. We view performance as a method of communication inquiry and as an embodied way of knowing and presenting information. We view autoethnography as a critically engaged orientation toward scholarship located in embodied experience. We invite scholars to attend to these interests at multiple levels, including the intersections of performance and autoethnography. We welcome a variety of submission formats, including individual papers, performance panels, paper panels, roundtable discussions, and spotlight sessions.
We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Incoherence. We believe this year’s theme enables our division to shine by encouraging submissions that are innovative and incoherent in both content and form. Thus, we welcome submissions that, for example:
- Move beyond traditional research presentations and engage audiences in interesting and incoherent ways.
- Perform embodied moments of incoherence in personal and professional contexts.
- Narrate instances of incoherence within our communities, our discipline, our research, and/or our teaching.
- Revel in the complexity and productivity of incoherence.
- Critically and creatively engage demands for coherence in various institutions, including the academy.
- Explore the tenuous relationship between performance art and (in)coherence.
- Showcase the incoherence present in current public discourse.
- Critique the incoherence in the logics of technologies that intersect with our lives (i.e., generative AI, social media, virtual reality, etc.).
We are excited to see what other connections members might make with the theme. As a general rule, we encourage efforts at co-sponsorship between various interest groups, when appropriate, as well as creating panels across academic institutions.
If you are looking for collaborators or have ideas, email the division chair at email@example.com or join our Facebook group, “CSCA Performance & Autoeth Division”, to brainstorm and collaborate with others.
The Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group would like to invite members to submit nominations for a variety of awards which are presented at the annual business meeting:
- Top Paper
- Top Student Paper
- Outstanding Article or Book Chapter in Performance Studies and Outstanding Article or Book Chapter in Autoethnography
- These awards are intended to reward high-quality scholarship published within the preceding two calendar years (2022 & 2023). Please submit a copy of the article or book chapter, along with a letter of support, and specify whether the submission is to be considered for the Performance Studies or Autoethnography Award.
- Outstanding Article or Book Chapter in Autoethnography
- The Outstanding Book in Performance Studies and/or Autoethnography.
- This award is intended to reward exceptional book-length work published within the preceding five calendar years (2018-2023). Please submit a copy of the book (electronic preferred), along with a letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the award in the subject line. All nominations and submissions should be directed to the interest group chair.
- The Outstanding Scholar in Performance Studies & Autoethnography
- This award recognizes a scholarwho has made significant contributions to performance studies and/or autoethnographic scholarship and has been a significant contributor to/from the Central States region.
The Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group seeks cutting-edge, creative, critical, and evocative manuscripts that engage performance studies and/or autoethnography. When submitting a paper or performance, please note the following guidelines*:
- Only completed papers will be accepted.
- All submitted papers must be the original work of the author(s).
- Author name(s) and identifying information must be removed.
- Include a title and a brief abstract.
- For debut papers (meaning the first presentation in the interest group), please write “DEBUT” on the title page.
- Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
- If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
- To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
- the author must be a graduate student,
- the paper must have single authorship, and
- the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA.
- To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
*Please note: Papers that do not meet these submission guidelines may not be distributed for review. Additionally, if you would like for your manuscript to be considered for the Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Award, the paper must clearly articulate, in at least one paragraph, how the respective scholarship explicitly addresses equity and inclusion. Additionally, make sure to select the Equity and Inclusion Scholarship option when submitting.
The Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group welcomes submissions of proposals for performance panels, paper panels, roundtable discussions, and spotlight sessions. When submitting a panel proposal, please note the following guidelines*:
- Include a title.
- Include a brief description of the panel, which will be used in the program (75 words max)
- Provide names and contact information for each panelist and designate the person(s) in charge of the panel.
- Include a rationale for the panel (400 words max)
- Within the rationale section, be sure to briefly describe what each panelist will contribute to the panel.
*Please note: Panel proposals that do not meet these submission guidelines may not be distributed for review. Additionally, preference will be given to proposals with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.
Requests for technology must be made at the time of submission or access cannot be guaranteed.
To submit to the Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group, use the CSCA Online Submission System. You can find a link to the submission system, as well as instructions for how to use it, at: https://www.csca-net.org/aws/CSCA/pt/sp/callforpapers.
Remember, submissions for all categories must be complete and received by 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 7, 2023.
Additional details about the 2024 CSCA Convention are available on the CSCA website.
If you have any questions and/or would like to volunteer as a reviewer, please contact:
Tasha R. Dunn, Ph.D.
Chair and Program Planner, Performance Studies and Autoethnography Interest Group