Call for Papers
107th Annual ECA Convention
2016 CALL FOR PAPERS
March 30 - April 3, 2016
Submission deadline: October 15, 2015
Although Baltimore, MD, is not known for events during the Revolutionary War, the city was critical to the success of the 13 Colonies’ freedom. After Philadelphia was taken by the British, Baltimore became the temporary capital of the 13 Colonies from December 1776 to February 1777. During this time period, the Second Continental Congress (or the John Hancock Congress) unanimously voted to print authentic copies of the Declaration of Independence with all of the original signers names attached to the document. Mary Katherine Goddard, a Baltimore Postmaster, printer, and publisher, typeset and created the first printed versions of the document, which were then sent to each of the 13 Colonies so everyone could see who had. Of course, Baltimore is more famous for a different battle during the War of 1812. Prior to the Battle of Baltimore, Maj. George Armistead asked for a flag so big that the British would have no trouble seeing it fly above Ft. McHenry. While attempting to negotiate the release of a local physician, Frances Scott Key was held captive off the coast during the Battle of Fort McHenry. When he woke the next morning, he could see that “the flag was still there.” At this sight, he was uniquely inspired to write the beginnings of what would become the U.S. National Anthem. Although the Revolutionary war helped spur on the creation of the United States of America, the War of 1812 was equally important in how the U.S. evolved in its sense of national pride and unity.
Following in the spirit of these [r]evolutionary events, I invite our collaborative consideration about [R]evolution in the communication discipline. Are the field, our scholarship, and our teaching best served by a series of slow, incremental changes, or is it time to promote radical, pervasive overthrow of the status quo?
See the below list of Interest Group and Affiliate Organization Planners, Special Session Directors, and Associate Organization contacts for the 2016 Convention. Please include the update Statement of Professional Responsibility on all submissions:
In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. If this submission is accepted and programmed, I/We agree to register for the 2015 ECA Convention, pay fees, and present in Philadelphia. I/We understand that presenters with last minute emergencies must make arrangements as possible for an alternate presenter as well as communicate their absences to both the Interest Group Planner and ECA VP; no shows will be removed from the official program.
To have time to confirm programming into the 2016 convention, notification of acceptance will not be given until the review process and initial session programming is drafted. (We do not wish to rank acceptances by sending out select notifications and having others wait.) Please expect to hear back about proposal acceptances no sooner than the traditional time of:
NOTE: A single paper or panel should only be submitted to a single interest group or affiliate organization for consideration.
Convention Acceptance Notifications: Friday, January 15, 2016
ECA 2016 CONVENTION PLANNERS
Thank you to the individuals listed here for their service to ECA and to our discipline.
First Vice President & Primary Convention Planner
Jason S. Wrench
SUNY New Paltz
Second Vice President
SUNY New Paltz
|Director of Sponsorship
|Graduate Student Poster Session Chair
Dante E. Morelli
Suffolk County Community College
|Short Course Director
Susan M. Ward
Delaware County Community College
Kristin Roeschenthale Wolfe
|James C. McCroskey & Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Kristen Campbell Eichhorn
Local Outreach Coordinator
ECA 2016 Interest Group Planners
American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) (Affiliate Organization)
State University of New York at Delhi
Institute of General Semantics (Affiliate Organization)