CALL FOR PAPERS
Communication in (E)Motion
2013 Sooner Conference sponsored by
Communication Graduate Student Association at
The University of Oklahoma
8-9 March 2013
Communication is evolving. There are now more channels of communication than ever before, with multiple options to connect with friends, loved ones, acquaintances, and strangers. This year’s Sooner Conference theme addresses this evolution in Communication in (E)Motion. The conference theme also emphasizes the scholarship of our keynote speaker. The keynote speaker this year will be Professor Robin Nabi, a renowned scholar whose teaching and research focus on the interplay between emotion and cognition in understanding the effects of mediated messages. Specific interests include the effects of discrete emotions on the cognitive processing and persuasive effect of social issue/health messages, the role of emotion in perception of risk and decision-making, and the effects of entertainment media on attitude and behavior change. She has published more than 50 journal articles and invited works and co-edited the SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects. Nabi has also served on the editorial boards of of our discipline’s top journals. She is a former co-editor of Media Psychology and has chaired the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association and the Communication and Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association*.
The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) at the University of Oklahoma invites graduate and undergraduate submissions for its annual conference to be held March 8-9, 2013 on the Norman Campus. The Sooner Communication Conference is an OU CGSA organized event joining faculty and students from schools throughout the region and the nation. The Conference presents an opportunity for students and faculty to discuss developments in theory and research across the communication discipline and for students to fine-tune research papers for other conferences and possible publications. Gatherings like the Sooner Communication Conference constitute the heart and soul of what we are about as academics. Students who have been involved in past Sooner Conferences have found the experience to be invaluable and the relationships that were formed to be lasting.
Submissions may include competitive research papers (including theory and position papers), case studies, panel proposals, round table proposals, or abstracts for works in progress. Scholarship on any topic relevant to human communication within various areas of the discipline is welcome. Top paper awards will be presented in the graduate and undergraduate divisions. Only completed competitive papers will be considered for awards. Submissions of completed competitive research papers and case studies should include: A title page with the author’s or authors’ institutional affiliation, complete with contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate); a 200-word abstract on the second page; and the completed manuscript. Submissions of panel and round table proposals should include: A thematic title for the program; names, institutional affiliations, complete contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate) of all participants; names of chair and respondent (if any); and titles and 200-word abstracts for each presentation. Submissions for works currently in progress should include: The authors’ institutional affiliation, complete contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate), and a two-page proposal. All work must meet the specifications of the APA manual (6th ed.).
All submissions should be received by January 4, 2013. For abstracts that are accepted, full manuscripts must be submitted by February 15, 2013. Please send all submissions and direct all correspondence to Michael Tornes or Stephanie Schartel at: email@example.com
Please Note: Submissions should be in the form of a Microsoft Word doc, Rich text format, or PDF attachment (scholarship submitted within the body of an email will not be considered.)
*Information retrieved from the University of California Santa Barbara website