CALL FOR PAPERS & PANELS ON RUSSIA, CIS OR EASTERN EUROPE

Deadline: February 14, 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS & PANELS ON RUSSIA, CIS OR EASTERN EUROPE

The North American Branch of the Russian Communication Association (NARCA) & the Russian Communication Association (RCA) invite the submission of panels, completed papers or extended abstracts that deal with any aspect of communication in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) or Eastern Europe. Papers may also focus on the interaction of Americans with members of the above mentioned countries or their cultures.

Any methodological approach, theoretical perspective, or communicative situation is welcome that advances our understanding of communication in the arenas mentioned above. For example, this might include papers about communicative or rhetorical behavior, theoretical contributions, any form of mediated or face to face form of communication or interaction between people from within the above mentioned countries or between people from the countries and cultures, however submissions need not be limited to these areas as long as they are related to the above mentioned regions in some way.

We encourage innovative ways to involve people from the above mentioned cultures that may not use the traditional presentational formats or even the literal presence of such participants.

Submissions may be programmed in the Scholar to Scholar Interactive Media Series, which provides formats especially appropriate for visual and aural work, multimedia projects, and interactive presentations.

All submissions must be submitted online using the AllAcademic system, which can be accessed via the NCA home page (http://www.natcom.org). Specifically, authors will enter their submission information to include list of authors or panelists, authors/ panelists contact information, paper/proposal title, and abstract and then upload your paper. Please note that you must strip ALL identifying information from your paper before submission. In addition to uploading your paper, please also make sure to register your paper. When you register your paper will be assigned a PIN. Please make sure to note your PIN. The deadline for submission is February 14th.

The best student and best faculty submissions will be recognized and top papers will be considered for publication in the RCA journal Vestnik and the new Russian Journal of Communication.

For information or questions, please contact

Mike Hazen, (hazen@wfu.edu); 336 758-5404)
Mo Minnelli (MMinielli@kingsborough.edu; 718-368-5283)
Sergey Samoylenko (ssamoyle@gmu.edu).

The city of Chicago will host the 93rd National Communication Association Annual Convention. Anyone may submit a proposal or competitive paper for presentation at the Annual Convention. For more information go to www.natcom.org/convention.

If you're interested in submitting a competitive paper, panel or Scholar to Scholar, go to http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/nca/nca07/. Once you've created a login ID and password you'll be able to review the Call for Papers from every Unit, Division, Caucus, Section and Affiliate of NCA.

The Annual Convention will be held November 15 - 18 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.


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