CALL FOR PAPERS
The 25th Annual Sooner Communication Conference: Celebrating Scholarship in Communication
2014 Sooner Conference sponsored by
Communication Graduate Student Association at
The University of Oklahoma
7-8 March 2014
This year the Sooner Communication Conference is celebrating its 25th year. Huzzah! In light of this commemoration, our theme this year will reflect on how the field of communication has developed over the years and how we can work to advance it through our future scholarship. The conference theme will also celebrate the work of our keynote speaker, Dr. Leslie Baxter. Dr. Baxter’s research focuses on communication in friendship, romantic, marital and kin relationships. She is especially interested in mixing quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand the contradictions these groups face when communicating. Dr. Baxter’s work has appeared in several journals, including the Journal of Family Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Studies, Human Communication Research and Communication Theory. Dr. Baxter has also served or is currently serving on the editorial boards of several journals.*
The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) at the University of Oklahoma invites graduate and undergraduate submissions for its annual conference to be held March 7-8, 2014 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 3, 2014. For abstracts that are accepted, full manuscripts must be submitted by February 14, 2014. Please send all submissions and direct all correspondence to Eryn Bostwick or Kathryn Lookadoo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Iowa website