2023 Call for Submissions 

Central States Communication Association
2023 Annual Conference

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Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices

Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch

St. Louis, Missouri

March 29 – April 2, 2023

You are invited to submit competitive papers, panel discussions, and performance sessions for our 92nd Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Members are encouraged to reflect on the theme of Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices. Our lives are full of intersections and transitions. We story these experiences in the form of prose, poetry, performance, photography, and film, as well as through print, sound bites, digital pixels, canvas, and fabrics. While some stories are visible, others are in the peripheries or silenced altogether.

We often tell stories both mundane and extraordinary of our experiences and of human lives. We connect with one another through these stories. With them, we narrate our identities, our oppressions, our hurts, and our hopes. We find our voices in these stories. We discover new journeys, new ways of departure, and possible new arrivals.

We live in a world where certain bodies and certain voices are continuously oppressed. These voices are pushed aside or silenced, some more than others. This conference is about empowering these silenced voices and historically marginalized bodies. Our identities are intersectional as are our stories. In this dialogue, while we center these marginalized voices to empower their lives and stories, we also recognize that we are always in transition. We translate, we transition, and we continuously make sense of our transnational lives as they intersect with the local and national. Therefore, this conference is an invitation to articulate, narrate, perform, and celebrate our intersections and transitions.

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and community members are encouraged to submit and attend the convention. Institutional and community partnerships are particularly welcome.

Submissions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in the communication discipline are expected and embraced.

Look for specific calls and submission information from each of the 27 CSCA Interest Groups, Caucuses, and Sections.

Questions about the general call or the 2023 conference:

Deadline for Submissions: October 7, 2022, 11:59 pm CDT

Directions for using the online system: Online Submission Directions

Online Submission Link

Information for 2023 Planners

CSCA 2023 Program Planner Guide