Call for Submissions — Louisiana Speaks: The Journal of the Louisiana Communication Association
After/Until the Disaster: Louisiana Environments on the Edge
On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and in the spirit of Gerald Vizenor’s concept of survivance, we invite submissions pertaining to the natural environments of Louisiana, including their relationships to human cultural and ecologies. We seek especially submissions with insights on the rich history of the air, land and waters of Louisiana
and her neighbors, their current conditions, and future prospects.
Submissions may engage perspectives including environmental or science communication, cultural studies, rhetorical theory, performance, visual theory, mass communications such as public relations and advertising, or a mix of approaches to distill a distinct viewpoint. Traditional academic research, creative essays, short stories, poems, and visual or media works will all be considered.
Submissions may use any accepted referencing style, should include citations to all sources, and should not exceed 7,000 words. We invite interested parties to query the editor concerning the suitability of a particular project for publication in Louisiana Speaks.
Louisiana Speaks, the rechristened Journal of the Louisiana Communication Association, offers a vital opportunity for people from the discipline of Communication Studies, academia, and the community at large to come together to speak on, and back to, the questions and issues of these fascinating, often troubling, times. Louisiana Speaks will offer a rich mix of traditional research, creative essays, works of literature and art, guest commentaries, and interviews with Louisianans
and others, organized around a theme of vital concern to the state and Gulf States region.
The Louisiana Communication Association leadership includes:
Doug Marshall PhD, President of LCA and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Southern University of New Orleans.
Sarah K. Jackson PhD, Treasurer of LCA and Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, Southern University of New Orleans.
Phillip Madison PhD, Secretary of LCA and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University.
Stephanie Houston Grey PhD, Editor of Louisiana Speaks: The Journal of the Louisiana Communication Association and Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Culture, Louisiana State University.
Jonathan Broussard ABD, Editorial Assistant Louisiana Speaks: The Journal of the Louisiana Communication Association and Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University.
Please submit completed works electronically by Feb 1, 2016 to Stephanie Houston Grey, Editor, Louisiana Speaks, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .