NCA GLBTQ Communication Studies Division CFP

General Call for GLBTQ Communication Studies Division

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communication Studies Division invites submissions for NCA’s 100th Annual Convention. The theme for the convention is “the Presence of our Past(s)” which we can be read as a call to be reflexive about the past, present, and future of the GLBTQ Studies Division and its role within the National Communication Association. Although many of our submissions are centered in the communicative practices and/or representations of sexual and gender minorities, we are particularly interested in papers, performances, sessions, and panels that take an intersectional approach to GLBTQ studies, including those addressing the experiences of queer people of color, queerness and disability studies, and transgender identities.

As part of the 100th anniversary we are also interested in panels that take stock of our history and scholarship that has advanced the discipline. Some question or themes these panels might explore are: What role have people of color and qpoc scholarship played in the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division?  What scholarship produced by members of our Division greatly advanced academic research and conversations? How has scholarship produced by and about queer, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian women helped to transform the face of the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division? Submissions that take stock of our history or scholarship may take the form of panels dedicated to specific research articles or issues. Additionally, the division welcomes all methodological and theoretical perspectives as well as papers, performances, and panels conversant across the other units of our organization. Please note: Applicants can submit one and only one paper or performance in which they are the primary author of the work.

The deadline for submissions is March 26th 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time at the NCA Submission Central Website.

Competitive Submissions Guidelines

Individual paper submissions should:

  • include a title and a description of no more than 300 words;
  • identify all authors(s);
  • list three keywords;
  • upload a copy of the paper, not to exceed 30 pages (12 point font), including notes, references, figures, and/or tables;
  • not identify the author(s) anywhere in the description or the uploaded essay (student papers should be designated as “student authored” in the electronic submission process); and,
  • indicate whether or not the author(s) would be willing to present in the Scholar to Scholar (S2S) sessions by checking the appropriate agreement box.

Paper session proposals should:

  • provide a title for the session;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a session chair (required) and respondent (optional);
  • include the title, description (less than 500 words), and author(s) for each paper presentation;
  • list three keywords; and,
  • provide a rationale for the session (less than 1000 words).

Panel discussion proposals or performance centered panels should:

  • provide a title for the panel discussion;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a list of discussants and a session chair (required); and,
  • provide a rationale for the panel or performance, including each discussant’s qualifications to address the proposed topics (less than 1000 words).

Performance session proposals should:

  • provide a title for the session;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a session chair (required) and respondent (optional);
  • include the title, description (less than 500 words), and performer(s) for each performance; and,
  • provide a rationale for the session (less than 1000 words).

ALL AV (audio/visual) requests must be made at the time of submission.

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Library

Each submission should be made to one unit only.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the unit planner, Bernadette Marie Calafell at bcalafel@du.edu.