CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS: 2014 David R. Maines Narrative Research Award Call

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Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research

The Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for David R. Maines Narrative Research Award.  The Couch Center welcomes submissions that (1) interpret or address Maines’ pragmatist approaches, (2) apply Maines’ narrative concepts to a social/communication event, (3) develop aspects of Maines’ scholarship in new directions, or (4) integrate the humanistic development of narrative and Maines’ pragmatist conceptual and theoretical direction. Submisions will be evaluated by a Review Committee of four:

                        Dr. William Rawlins, Ohio University
                        Dr. Jim Thomas, Northern Illinois University
                        Dr. Jeff Ulmer, Pennsylvania State University
                        Dr. Elaine Jenks, West Chester University

Both single and co-authored works are accepted.  The winner will receive the Maines Award to be presented at the 2014 annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Those interested please submit six copies of their work to Shing-Ling Sarina Chen at Dept. of Communication Studies, Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.  If the work submitted is a paper, a 100-word abstract needs to be included. Paper length is limited to 30 pages plus references.  If a book is submitted, a copy of the table of contents and one chapter are sufficient.  Publication date should be within the last two calendar years of application.  The application deadline is May 25, 2014.  Notification of award will be sent out by September 1, 2014.

Questions and comments about Maines Award, please contact:

Shing-Ling S. Chen
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Tel: 319-273-6021


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