Deadline: 15 February, 2006
RCA'S PANELS AT THE NCA CONVENTION
IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA (NOVEMBER 2006)
To: Members of the Russian Communication Association and the North American Russian Communication Association.
From: Mike Hazen, RCA Program Planner for the National Communication Association.
We are entering the final stages of planning for the Russian Communication Association's panels at the National Communication Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas, USA (November 2006). We would like to invite you to participate in these programs. You will find the call for papers printed below. We are aware that the travel distance makes it difficult for Russian scholars to attend the convention, therefore, we would like to explore non-conventional ways for them to participate. We have talked about whether Russian scholars could simply submit papers, participate through videotapes, participate electronically in some way, or contribute through website contributions. If anyone is interested in exploring alternative ways of participation, please let me know.
In addition, I would like to invite any of our members to volunteer to serve as paper reviewers. If you would like to help with the process of reviewing papers or proposals, please let me know.
Call for Papers
The Russian Communication Association (RCA) invites the submission of programs, completed papers or extended abstracts that deal with any aspect of communication involving Russia or the former Soviet Union (e.g. descriptive, theoretical, critical, pedagogical, intercultural, research) broadly construed. For example, this might include papers about communicative behavior in Russia (e.g. political rhetoric or types of interpersonal communicative behavior etc.), theoretical contributions from Russians (e.g. the work of Luria, Lotman, Bahktin etc.), or the interaction between Russians and people from other countries and cultures (e.g. scholarly exchanges, diplomatic interaction etc.). However submissions need not be limited to these areas as long as they are related to Russia in some way.
Innovative approaches are encouraged, especially ones that propose new ways of involving Russians and others from outside the United States. Such approaches might include technological presences (e.g. video, internet, website) of any kind that broaden the interaction between scholars interested in Russia.
Proposals should be submitted no later than February 15th. All papers or extended abstracts must be submitted online using the AllAcademic website (http://convention2.allacademic.com/nca_index.php). AllAcademic can also 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.
For information or questions, please contact Dr. Michael Hazen, Wake Forest University (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone 336 758-5404.