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ECA 2022 Convention - Kenneth Burke Interest Group Call for Papers

Kenneth Burke Interest Group

The Kenneth Burke Interest Group invites submissions for the 113th Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference (April y7 to 9, Philadelphia, PA). While all papers and panel proposals shall be considered, those that address the conference theme ((Re)Union) will be particularly welcome. Submissions may include competitive papers or panels. 

ECA is now using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the second year that ECA utilizes this platform and it is the same system used by the National Communication Association so you may be familiar with it. The deadline for submissions remains the same, October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. If you have not used it before, you will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work.

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The use of AV equipment is not recommended unless it is necessary for the presentation of the content. The Interest Group invites two types of submission and the specific requirements for each type follows.

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 7th edition (whichever is appropriate). The following fields will be completed for individual submissions: 

  • Title
  • Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement.
  • Student Paper
  • Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Upload final paper or additional documents (file types accepted:Word or PDF).

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Please submit panel/program proposals is one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 7th edition (whichever is appropriate). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions: 

  • Thematic Title
  • Participants (Names & Affiliations) including chair and respondent.
  • Estimated Attendance
  • Special requests
  • Rationale
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Upload supporting documents that include titles and abstract for each paper or presentation, program copy (no more than a  75-word description) as it should appear in the final program, and Statement of Professionalism (see below).

Include the following statement with submissions. 

In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/panel if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees.  

Please contact Annie Laurie Nichols at with questions.

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