Pennsylvania Communication Association Pre-Conference
“Albert Camus & Philosophy of Communication:
Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity”
October 17 – 18, 2013
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
November 7, 2013, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Camus. The pre-conference theme, “Albert Camus & Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity,” invites consideration of how one can respond ethically in an age of absurdity and rebellion through an exploration of the significant contribution that Camus’s work has made over the last century. Scholarly examination of Camus’s philosophy of communication is encouraged through an exploration of his life, novels, plays, and philosophical essays. Proposals exploring the historical context of Camus’s work in relation to the contemporary historical moment are encouraged.
Scholars from related disciplines are invited to submit papers, extended abstracts, and panel proposals for inclusion in the conference. A special undergraduate performance of “The Misunderstanding” will be held as part of the conference. Extended abstracts are invited for a special panel exploring the communicative implications of various themes in “The Misunderstanding” to be held immediately after the performance.
Please follow the guidelines for Full Papers and Panel Proposals listed above as part of the call for the PCA conference. In addition to these options, you may also submit:
Extended Abstracts: Submissions should be 500-750 word extended abstracts so as to give reviewers a sense of the direction of the paper. The author(s) should remove name(s) and all identifying data from the abstract. A separate title page with title, author name(s), and contact information should also be included. Please indicate on the title page if the author is a student and also if this is a debut submission in which the author has never previously presented at a professional conference. Send extended abstracts as attached files via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Poster Session: An undergraduate poster session is also planned. Please consider adapting course assignments now to encourage worthy submissions from your students!
Deadline: All papers, extended abstracts, panel proposals, and Undergraduate poster session submissions must be received by midnight Saturday, June 1, 2013, to be considered for inclusion in the conference. Participants will be notified by July 1, 2013. Please direct all questions and submissions for the Pre-Conference to Brent C. Sleasman at email@example.com.
Following the PCA convention and pre-conference, participants are invited to submit completed papers for review and potential publication to either the Journal of Camus Studies (http://www.camus-society.com/journal-submission-guidelines.html or the Communication Annual (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
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