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Call for papers - Canadian Communication Association (CCA)

Published on December 3, 2013

“Borders WithoutBoundaries” is the theme of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2014 Congress within which the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) will hold its Annual Conference May 28-30, 2014 at the BrockUniversity in St. Catharines, Ontario ( St. Catharinesis located approximately 100 kilometers from Toronto. We are calling forproposals that explore, critique and extend this theme as well as for proposalson any other themes relevant to Communication Studies.

The CCA keynoteaddress will be delivered by Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science atHobart and William Smith Colleges and author of such books as Blog Theory (2010), Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), and Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures fromOuterspace to Cyberspace (1998).

We invite scholarsand professionals to submit proposals that develop the range and depth ofscholarship in communication studies. Proposals may take the form of:


Panels (no more than 4papers are permitted) Roundtables or Workshops Performances orScreenings

In order to facilitate conversation on the changing universityand the realities of precarious (“part-time,” Contract Academic Staff, adjunct,limited term, etc.) employment at universities generally and in CommunicationStudies in particular, we encourage submission of proposals for panels,individual papers, or roundtables on this topic.

All proposals must be submitted online at

In order topresent a paper at the conference, you must be a paid member of the CanadianCommunication Association. You must pay your dues by March 1st 2014in order to be included in the final schedule. If you are not already a memberand wish to join the CCA, please visit the Membership section of the CCAwebsite.

Further details concerning submission of proposals,annual awards and prizes, student travel assistance, and our Conference FAQ,please visit our website at

Conference Chair
Penelope Ironstone, CCA Vice-President
Associate Professor
Department ofCommunication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

LocalArrangements Coordinator
Marian Bredin
Associate Professor
Department ofCommunication, Popular Culture and Film Brock University,St. Catharines, Ontario

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