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 intersection of philosophical and communication theory, broadly defined. The division is open to all traditions of philosophical inquiry (ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary, postmodern, western, eastern, analytic, continental, etc.) and is supportive of phenomenological, semiotic, hermeneutic, critical, psychoanalytic, communicological, narrative, dialogical, and other methodologies that examine and theorize communicative experience.
COMPETITIVE INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
Competitive individual papers that explore problems and themes that address the philosophy of human communication or are of general relevance to the division are welcome, as well as those that embrace the conference theme with intellectual depth and originality. Paper submissions must be prepared for masked (blind) review. To aid anonymity, submitters must remove their names from the cover page and other areas of the paper (including references) before uploading the document. Instructions detailing how to prepare a submission for masked (blind) review are available here (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources/). The division gives out both “Top Paper” and “Top Student Paper” awards. There is a cash award for the top student paper winner. If you would like to compete for the top student paper award, please indicate “Student Paper” by selecting the appropriate field during the electronic submission process (all authors must be students). All submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria: Relevance to the Division, Originality of Thesis, Clarity of Thesis, Quality of Analysis, Contribution to the Understanding of Human Communication, and Quality of Writing.
ALL competitive individual paper submissions must include these elements: 1. A title; 2. An abstract of no more than 250 words; 3.) A maximum of 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point font (not including tables, figures, cover page, and references) uploaded as a supporting document.
Complete paper session proposals addressing problems and themes that address the philosophy of human communication or are of general relevance to the division are welcome, as well as those that embrace the conference theme (“Our Legacy, Our Relevance”) with intellectual depth and originality. Paper session proposals that thematize a particular philosophical problematic or philosopher are particularly welcome.
ALL paper session proposals must include these elements: 1. Session title; 2. A 75 word abstract of the overall session; 3. A session rationale that addresses the content and format of the session (including a justification of why the session is appropriate for the Division) that does not exceed 750 words; 4. Titles of papers and no more than 250 word abstracts for each paper; 5. Name and affiliation of all paper authors.
All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants, located in the Convention Resource Library, prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are also available in the Convention Resource Library atwww.natcom.org/conventionresources/.
Please specify any audiovisual needs for papers, paper sessions at the time of submission.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Janie M. H. Fritz, Ph.D., Philosophy of Communication Division Planner, Duquesne University, at [email protected].