Feminist Interdisciplinarity, Technology,
and the Natural Environment
36th Annual Meeting
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender
Hosted by: Patty Sotirin
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
October 10-13 2013
The conference theme brings together three richly productive feminist problematics: feminist interdisciplinarity, gender and technology, and feminist perspectives on the natural environment. We invite submissions that address issues of interdisciplinarity, develop interdisciplinary projects, or reflect on the nature of interdisciplinary feminist communities and concepts. In addition, we encourage submissions that examine issues of technology and/or the natural environment using interdisciplinary approaches or that lend themselves to dialogue with others from differing perspectives. This theme is inspired by the interdisciplinarities that characterize research and teaching at Michigan Technological University, a research university emphasizing the sciences yet with a strong humanities and arts presence. (A downloadable pdf of the call is available here.)
Submissions are invited for presentations in oral or multimodal formats including papers, posters, panels, and performances that address all aspects of communication, language, and gender.
Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Presentation time will be planned to allow for discussion at each session. Participants may have more than one submission but no participant will be scheduled as a presenter for more than two sessions.
The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) provides a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research, and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language, and gender. OSCLG promotes recognition of those doing work in this area. Members of OSCLG believe that interaction across a wide spectrum of disciplines fosters more insightful discussion of the issues of language, gender, and communication.
Please submit your work electronically by June 3, 2013 to Patty Sotirin via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• All submissions should include a cover page with contact information for all authors. Please do not include authors’ names in the submission itself.
• Paper submissions should include a title page with contact information for all authors and a 250 word abstract (to be printed in the conference program).
• Visual formats such as multimedia or digital displays should include a title page, a 250 word abstract, and a technical description. A Google share folder will be provided so authors can upload submissions. For specific display/viewing/listening needs, contact the conference organizer. Length should be appropriate to the work and to the conference setting (short viewing/listening segments are preferred).
• Panel submissions should focus on a specific theme or topic. Panels may have up to four individual presenters. Panel proposals should include: (1) a 200 word rationale explaining the significance of the theme or topic and how the individual presentations contribute to the theme and relate to each other; (2) individual title and 250 word abstracts for each individual presentation. A cover page should identify all panel participants and their contact information with the organizer’s name first. A respondent is not necessary as time for interaction with those in attendance is preferred.
• OSCLG also welcomes submissions for alternative presentation formats such as videos, individual or group performances.