Call for Panelists, NCA 2016 – If I were King of the Forest: Political Rhetoric and William Jennings Bryan

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The 2016 presidential campaign in many ways mirrors the political landscape of 1896. The distinguished American teacher, historian and writer Bernard A. Weisberger observed in early 2016 that “The rebellions in both parties this year mark an uprising against our second Gilded Age, with excesses greater than ever. Bryan wrote a memoir of his struggle and titled it, prophetically, The …

Call for panel discussion participants: Religion on the 2016 campaign trail, David Weiss

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I am organizing an NCA panel discussion to be submitted to either the Political Communication Division or the Religious Communication Association on the topic of religion and religious communication in the 2016 election campaigns. Because I’m proposing a panel discussion, as opposed to a paper session, I will not need to provide individual presentation abstracts. However, I would like to …

Call for Submissions: Religious Communication Association (Communication Studies Interest Group), NCA 2015

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The Communication Studies Interest Group (CSIG) of the Religious Communication Association (RCA) invites you to submit papers and propose panels for presentation during the RCA Annual Conference to be held in conjunction with the 101st Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA). The theme of the convention is “Embracing Opportunities.” In that vein, RCA invites submissions that inspire scholars, …

Call for Papers: Religious Communication Association (Media Studies Interest Group), NCA 2015

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The Media Studies interest group of the Religious Communication Association invites your submissions for the 2015 National Communication Association convention (November 19-22) in Las Vegas. Studies that explore the intersection of religion and mass and/or personal mediated communication are encouraged and welcome. Special encouragement is given to topics that explore how these intersections might “embrace opportunities.” Submissions are accepted for …