Call for RCA 2017 Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards

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Call for RCA 2017 Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards   RCA is accepting nominations for its annual outstanding Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards.   RCA Book Award is given for the outstanding scholarly book on religious communication published between May 2016 and May 2017. Those wishing to nominate a book for the award should send four copies of the book …

2017 Religion Communicators Council Convention

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The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than 400 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, advertising, and public relations. Members represent Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Founded in 1929, the council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States. Members of the RCC are keenly interested in the next …

RES RHETORICA: ‘RHETORIC OF RELIGION’ CALL FOR PAPERS (February 2017)

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  RES RHETORICA: ‘RHETORIC OF RELIGION’ CALL FOR PAPERS (February 2017)   Res Rhetorica is a peer-reviewed open access quarterly academic journal (ISSN 2392-3113). Its scope includes both theories of rhetoric and practices of persuasive communication. In The Rhetoric of Religion: Studies in Logology (1961) Kenneth Burke wrote: “Theological doctrine is a body of spoken or written words. Whatever else …

Essential Questions Series, Special Guest, Dr. Terry Lindvall

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair in Communication and Christian Thought Professor of Communication Presentation Title: “Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Series, Interview No. 15, Terry Lindvall” (Moderated by Mark Fackler) Date: 02/09/17     Time: 12:00-1:00 pm, EST Description: this 15th installment in the “Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Series” features Dr. Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan …

“Ode for O Joe,” Motivation and Communication – Part 2 (by Paul A. Creasman)

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Motivation and Communication – Part 2 “Ode for O Joe” Paul A. Creasman, Arizona Christian University, Professor of Communication; Chair, Communication and English Department ([email protected]) I was saddened to learn this summer that Joey “O Joe” Taylor, the co-founder and driving force behind Undercover, one of the seminal early Contemporary Christian punk/rock bands, had renounced his Christian beliefs. Although this …

The “Why?” of Communication, Motivation and Communication – Part 1 (by Paul A. Creasman)

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Motivation and Communication – Part 1 The “Why?” of Communication Paul A. Creasman, Arizona Christian University, Professor of Communication; Chair, Communication and English Department ([email protected]) Seems so simple a question yet it is also decidedly complex. Out of the “5Ws” of journalism (who, what, when, where, why) “why” is the most difficult to address because it asks for something more …

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers, Sacred Rhetoric Conference, May 31-June 2, 2017

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Winebrenner Theological Seminary will be hosting a conference exploring “Sacred Rhetoric,” an interdisciplinary event devoted to the consideration of discourses of religion, both as it is depicted in various media formats and how religious practitioners discuss issues within confessional communities. The conference will take place from May 31-June 2, 2017, and seeks to bring together specialists in the fields of …

Call for Proposals: Philosophy of Communication Division

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Call for Proposals: Philosophy of Communication Division The Philosophy of Communication Division invites competitive papers and paper sessions that develop philosophical understanding of communication. We welcome studies of philosophers of communication, philosophical frameworks, and examinations of communication phenomena. The Philosophy of Communication Division provides an academic home for work that addresses the study of communication within/through perspectives developed at the …

2017 Clifford Christians Ethics Research Award Call

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2017 Clifford Christians Ethics Research Award Call Sponsored by Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research http://www.cccsir.com/ Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award.  To be considered for the Christians Award, submissions should interpret or address important theoretical issues …