We invite proposals for the 11th Annual APSA Preconference on Political Communication to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year's theme is Sentiment, Politics, and Citizenship.
study of political communication is at an inflection point. As
communication technology has become more individualized the quality of
messages has become more personal and emotional. At
the same time the sheer number of such messages has increased by an
order of magnitude. Moreover, these messages have become more public and
open to scholarly analysis. Prior to the inflection point scholars
generally relied on qualitative methods for analyzing
the emotive content of messages. Now the sheer number of messages
available from sources such as Twitter allows quantitative mappings of
very large datasets, frequently referred to as big data analysis. This
scalar inversion has led to the increased study
of sentiment and emotion as components of citizenship, politics, and public opinion.
invite papers and panels that address this and related themes and the
fresh approaches to research they suggest. Comparative studies are
encouraged and individual paper submissions as well
as proposals for entire panels are invited.
If you are interested in
serving as a panel facilitator, please let us know. The deadline for
proposals is March 15, 2013. Please send proposals to
preconference is jointly sponsored by the APSA Political Communication
Division and the Department of Communication at the University of
Illinois at Chicago. The co-chairs are Andrew Rojecki
and Zizi Papacharissi, both at UIC.
To register for the preconference, send a note to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, affiliation, and preferred email address.
University of Mary Washington