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Media Studies Interest Group - Papers and Programs - WSCA (Reno, NV, February 15-19, 2013) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1
full name / name of organization:
Dr. David Scott Diffrient / Western States Communication Association (WSCA)
Call for Papers and Programs
2013 WSCA Convention
Conference Theme: GOING GLOBAL: COMMUNICATION IN THE NETWORK ERA
In 1962, Marshal McLuhan popularized the concept of the “global village,” which predicted that the ongoing development and spread of electric communication technologies would lead to an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Fifty years later, we find ourselves immersed in a global networked environment much like the one McLuhan envisioned. The transition to this new world has been both swift and sweeping, and encompasses a wide array of social, political, and technological transformations. The rise of new information technologies and corresponding proliferation of information have dramatically impacted our personal, professional, and public lives and significantly altered our sense of ourselves, our world, and our place(s) in it. A commitment to charting the contours and consequences of these seismic changes for intercultural, interpersonal, family, health, organizational, strategic, political, rhetorical, media, and various other modes and methods of communication animates the 2013 conference theme: “Going Global: Communication in the Network Era.” Conference attendees are invited to interpret the theme broadly, while focusing on the many and varied ways that our teaching and scholarship are influenced by the forces of globalization and the emergence of the network era.
Competitive Papers and Program Proposals for the MEDIA STUDIES INTEREST GROUP
Please submit competitive papers and program proposals electronically to:
A. Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the interest groups for competitive selection. Papers may employ any humanistic and/or scientific methodology(ies) and may address theoretical developments, critical analyses, disciplinary issues, pedagogical issues and research advancements.
B. Submitted papers should include the following:
C. Submission: Specific information about submitting to interest groups appears on http://www.westcomm.org/conventions/wsca-2013-Reno/CallForPapers.
D. Research in Progress: Some interest groups sponsor programs of “Research in Progress.” Papers submitted to these programs should be so designated on the cover page and should not exceed ten pages in length. Be sure that the interest group to which you want to send your paper accepts “research in progress” before submitting it.
E. Debut Award: The WSCA Executives Club Debut Award is made to the author or co-authors of a paper presented at the convention “who have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national or international convention, or published in any academic journal.” Papers presented at student-only conferences are exempt from this requirement. All authors of a co-authored paper must meet these eligibility requirements for a paper to be considered a Debut Paper.
F. Competitive paper submissions must be RECEIVED by the interest group planner NO LATER THAN Saturday, September 1, 2012. Some interest groups allow or require that papers be submitted electronically, whereas others require paper submissions. BE SURE TO CHECK THE INTEREST GROUP CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ACCEPTABLE FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION.
A. Program proposals should focus on a unifying theme relevant to research, theory, or instruction in the area of the sponsoring interest group. Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a critic respondent in a format traditionally presented at conferences. However, debates, round table discussions, performance activities, or other unique formats are encouraged. Innovative program proposals, especially those that provide opportunities for interaction among participants and attendees, are encouraged. Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups are also welcome. Programs that relate to the convention theme, “Going Global,” are encouraged.
B. Program proposals must contain the following: