Call for Submissions: The Popular Communication Division of the 49th Annual
Conference of the International Communication Association, May 27-31,
1999, San Francisco, California, USA
The Popular Communication Division of the International Communication
Association supports research that aims to further our understanding of
popular culture and popular communication.
Drawing from a variety of theoretical approaches, the division is committed
to scholarship that explores a wide range of artifacts, processes, effects,
and meanings associated with the shaping of popular culture. Members are
interested in interpretive and critical research that regards popular
cultural phenomena as a locus from which to generate useful and provocative
questions about everyday life. The division welcomes papers that use a
commitment to excellence in addressing such phenomena at all levels of
Completed papers and panel proposals for the Popular Communication
Division, postmarked by November 1, 1998 and sent via first-class mail or
other fast delivery system to:
Department of Communication Studies
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0311
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1.Five paper copies of each proposal.
2.Description of purpose, content and format of panel. Please include a
150-200 word description for each of the papers on the panel, and a listing
for how the panel should appear in the ICA program.
3.Identification of those who have committed themselves to participate,
including full names, address, e-mail and telephone numbers of all
participants, and identification of student authors. A brief description of
the qualifications of the participants is also helpful. Presenters must
commit to attending the conference and registering for ICA.
4.Prospective size of audience.
5.Special facilities or equipment, if any.
6.Scheduling limitations, if any.
1.Five paper copies of each paper must be submitted, and if possible,
one email version and one 3.5'' diskette should be submitted, the latter
specifying the word processing system used.
2.Maximum length is 25 pages plus tables and references
3.A 150-word abstract, with title, must be submitted on a separate page.
4.A detachable cover page should be submitted, including title of paper
and complete names of all authors or co-authors with complete addresses,
telephone numbers, and identification of student authors. The identity of
the authors must not be revealed in any other part of a paper submitted for
5.Requests for AudioVisual equipment must accompany paper submissions.
6.A paper/panel may be submitted to only one division, special interest
group, or special session.
Matt McAllister e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0311 USA ph: 540-231-9830 fax: 540-231-9817
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