IICD NCA call for papers


The International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to cultural or intercultural contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: individually submitted competitive papers (individual paper), pre-arranged thematic paper panels (paper session), and roundtable discussion panels (panel discussion) on intercultural topics. The theme for the 2011 conference in New Orleans is Voice (see official NCA Convention call) which emphasizes the National Communication Association as a community of engagement in issues affecting New Orleans and the Gulf Region. In addition to the three kinds of submissions described above, papers and panels which more fully explore and develop the conference theme as this relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 16th 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Please indicate whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages. Only complete papers will be considered. Individual paper submissions should not contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). Student papers should be clearly marked to be eligible for top student honors in the division, as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA; to be eligible for either award, all authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.

All materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for short courses, preconferences, seminars, or GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions must list any A/V requirements. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Contact: Mary Bresnahan, Vice Chair of the IIC Division and division organizer for New Orleans, Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing. MI 48824-1212, phone 517 432 1285, fax 517 432 1192, email: bresnah1@msu.edu.