Submissions to the 78th annual conference at New York State Communication
Association (NYSCA) will be due on July 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm by email to VP
and Conference Planner, Noura Ahmad Hajjaj (SUNY New Paltz):
The conference theme is “Communication, Conduct, and
Pragmatic Interplay.” We accept completed manuscripts, abstract proposals
for research in progress, roundtable panels, paper sessions, undergraduate
and graduate posters, and short videos. *Conference fees are waived for
undergraduate, graduate, and adjunct faculty. *Also, our unique program
includes Dr. Nicholas David Bowman’s free short course titled ?Updating the
Undergraduate Mass Communication Curriculum with an Entertainment Media
Course?, sponsored by Kendall Hunt (KH) for graduate students and adjunct
faculty, and is at no additional cost to faculty membership at our
early-bird price in the amount of $50. For CFP guidelines, please follow
our official website: http://www.nyscanet.org/conference/call
The 78th Annual Conference at NYSCA is proud to be featuring Dr. Nicholas
David Bowman, Texas Tech University and Dr. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University
through WebEx Cisco System.
*Nicholas David Bowman, Texas Tech University *
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Evolving norms for communication research: The costs and benefits of a
culture of transparency
The knowledge that we generate about human communication is always evolving.
Yet, this implicit evolution is not always reflected in the ways in which
we train for and engage in human communication scholarship. Advances in
communication technology have paired with concerns over the veracity of what
we “know” about communication in recent calls to amend, update, and
extend what we publish and share with each other. For example, communication
conferences and journals are already encouraging open science
practices designed to make scholarship more transparent by asking scholars to share research materials and even study data with the broader community. In his keynote,
Dr. Bowman will discuss and explain these emerging open science practices
broadly and discuss their implications for communication scholarship. Best
practices and key concerns will be explored, and the session will conclude
with an interactive question and answer session for how we can integrate
open science practices into our teaching, research, and service practices.
*Dr. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University *
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Spatial debilities: Slow life and carceral capitalism in Palestine
There has been much written on the forms of control enacted in the
splintering occupation of Palestine, in particular regarding mobility,
identity, and spatiality, yet this vast scholarship has presumed the
prominence of the abled-body that is hindered through the infrastructures
of occupation. In this lecture I examine the splintering occupation in
relation to disability and the spatial distribution of debilitation,
highlighting the logistics of border crossings and movement in the West
Bank in relation to disability rights frameworks.
I argue two things: one, that the creation of what Celeste Langan terms
“mobility disabilities” through both corporeal assault and infrastructural
and bureaucratic means are not only central to the calculus of the
occupation, but importantly, linked logics of debilitation; and two, that
these calibrations of various types of movement are forms of carceral
containment and enclosure that render specific stretchings of space and
time, what we could call slow life.