Call for Papers: Rhetorics of New Media
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009
The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown.
•Priority Submission and Registration: Nov. 15, 2008.
•Final Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2008.
•Conference Registration: Dec. 31, 2008 (all participants must be registered by this date!).
Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term “New Media” generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
●Following the 30th Anniversary Theme within New Media (How is new media used in film to build identities?)
●Youth Culture (How do cell phones change the way young people use language to act, talk, and/or influence others?)
●The Information Age (How does Wikipedia or YouTube help or hinder the creation of knowledge?)
●Identity (How do users of MySpace or Facebook use language/images to construct an online identity?)
●Internet Slang (How do emoticons change the way people use language?)
●Globalism (How are social relationships stabilized or transformed by internet communications?)
●Media Convergence (How are people’s perceptions and discourse strategies shaped by converging media?)
●Gaming (What systems of knowledge or ways of knowing are relevant to new gaming experiences?)
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Anna Gurley at the email or physical address below. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the conference. Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues.
Send materials with your email address by 15 November 2008.
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