CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SWTXPCA Rhetorics of New Media

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Anna Gurley
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Call for Papers: Rhetorics of New Media
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009

The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

•Priority Submission and Registration: Nov. 15, 2008.
•Final Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2008.
•Conference Registration: Dec. 31, 2008 (all participants must be
registered by this date!).

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. Listed below are some suggestions and thought
questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also

●Following the 30th Anniversary Theme within New Media (How is new media
used in film to build identities?)
●Youth Culture (How do cell phones change the way young people use language
to act, talk, and/or influence others?)
●The Information Age (How does Wikipedia or YouTube help or hinder the
creation of knowledge?)
●Identity (How do users of MySpace or Facebook use language/images to
construct an online identity?)
●Internet Slang (How do emoticons change the way people use language?)
●Globalism (How are social relationships stabilized or transformed by
internet communications?)
●Media Convergence (How are people’s perceptions and discourse strategies
shaped by converging media?)
●Gaming (What systems of knowledge or ways of knowing are relevant to new
gaming experiences?)

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to
Anna Gurley at the email or physical address below. Graduate
students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate or
register to attend the conference. Please pass along this call to friends
and colleagues.

Send materials with your email address by 15 November 2008:

Anna Gurley (Attn: Shannel Adams)
Northeastern State University
600 N Grand Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918.456.5511 x3622

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