CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS: Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award

Sponsored by Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Affiliate of the National Communication Association
The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) affiliate of the National Communication Association (NCA) announces an annual competition for the Ellis-Bochner Award for best published article, essay, or book chapter in Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research.  The SSSI-NCA Affiliate welcomes nominations/submissions of published works that advance, reflect, and/or expand perspectives on autoethnography and/or personal narrative in the spirit of  Ellis and Bochner’s scholarship.  Submitted works will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria: (1) originality; (2) creativity and quality of narration; (3) evocative writing; (4) engagement with human emotionality and subjectivity; and (5) significance of contribution to the field and/or to social justice.  The award review committee welcomes publications that experiment with novel forms of expressing lived experience, including literary, performative, autobiographical, poetic, multi-voiced, dialogic, and co-constructed representations of lived experience.
 
Evaluation will be administered by the following review committee:
 
            Dr. Ron Pelias, Southern Illinois University
            Dr. Christopher N. Poulos, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
            Dr. Carol Rambo, University of Memphis
            Dr. Elissa Foster, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
 
Eligibility: Single and co-authored works published in any academic or trade outlet. To be considered, a submission must have a publication date within the two calendar years prior to the year the award is given (2012 and 2013). The award winner will receive a cash award and the Ellis-Bochner Award plaque, which will be presented at the 2014 Annual NCA Convention. 
 
Those interested should send six copies of their work with a short abstract to:
 
Shing-Ling S. Chen
Lang Hall 326
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
 
The application deadline is May 20, 2014.  The award winner will be notified by September 1, 2014 
 
If you have questions and comments about the award, please contact Shing-Ling Sarina Chen at sarina.chen@uni.edu, Tel: 319-273-6021. 
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