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ECA 2024 Call for Submissions for Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric & Public Address, and Philosophy of Communication Interest Groups

Submission Deadline Dates:  Sun, 1/1 2023 12:00 AM - Mon, 9/18 2023 11:59 PM EDT

ECA - 2024 Convention - Call for Papers
Submission link for Kenneth Burke Interest Group

Kenneth Burke Interest Group

The Kenneth Burke Interest Group invites submissions for the 114th Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference (March 20-24, 2024 in Cambridge, MA). While all papers and panel proposals shall be considered, those that address the conference theme (Currents) will be particularly welcome. Submissions may include competitive papers or panels.

Please encourage your undergraduate and graduate students submit papers and panels to the Kenneth Burke Interest Group. In this interest group specifically and in Burke studies in general, it has been our tradition that we honor and promote student scholarship and scholarly work. We recognize that they are the future of the discipline. You can also request co-sponsored panels, when it is fitting, since Burke studies often involve multidisciplinary approaches.

ECA uses Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. The deadline for submissions remains the same, September 18, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT. If you have not used it before, you will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work. Please find the Attendee Interactive link here:

The Interest Group invites two types of submission and the specific requirements for each type follows. Also, please indicate any Audio Video needs, when necessary, in your submission for accommodation.

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers

Individual submissions of complete papers should include the following elements:

  1. The word “Debut” marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.
  2. An abstract on the second page.
  3. A statement of professional responsibility.

** If the paper has multiple authors, please indicate who will be presenting at the convention.

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals 

Submission of program/panel proposals should include the following elements:

  1. A thematic title for the program.
  2. Names of the chair and respondents (if any). Chairs should not also be designated as respondents.
  3. Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants.
  4. Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation.
  5. A program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
  6. A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  7. A statement of professional responsibility.

Statement of Professional Responsibility

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 note that you can also request special scheduling due to special circumstances and needs (cultural or religious etc.) when submitting papers, panel proposals, etc. The special requests then will be forwarded to the primary program planner.

All questions or concerns related to the Kenneth Burke Interest Group can be directed to Dr. Cem Zeytinoglu (East Stroudsburg University of PA) at

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