Rhetorics of New Media, San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association (http://swtxpca.org/)
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Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Although certainly not all-inclusive, listed below are some topics that are begging to be rhetorically analyzed.

• Youth Culture (from cell phones to ipods)
• The Information Age (from Wikipedia to YouTube)
• Identity (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter)
• Community Online
• Language (emoticons, acronyms, etc…)
• Globalism
• Media Convergence
• Politics and Activism Online

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of approx. 250 words may be sent to AnnaGurley@ou.edu (in the subject line of your email please type "Rhetorics of New Media Area Abstract" or "Rhetorics of New Media Inquiry.") Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the conference. Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues. Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2010.