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
You can now find a draft of the conference program here.
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).
Panel Proposals—Each proposal must include the following information:
- Panel title and one to two paragraphs rationale explaining the rationale for the panel
- Panel chair’s name & contact information (including affiliation, phone & email).
- Names & contact information of panelists (including affiliation, phone & email).
- One paragraph description of each panelist’s topic (Audio-visual equipment must be ordered in advance so please indicate any AV needs).
- If you are in need of panelists for your topic idea, feel free to post your idea on the OSCLG listserve email@example.com <http://firstname.lastname@example.org> <mailto:email@example.com>
Round Table Discussion Proposal—Each proposal must include:
- Title and topic of discussion, and one-two paragraph rationale that explains the purpose of the discussion.
- Discussion leader’s name and contact information (including organizational affiliation, phone, and email).
- If relevant, a list of invited participants (including organizational affiliation, phone, and email).
- If you have a topic idea and need discussants, feel free to post your idea on the OSCLG listserve firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paper (Completed papers or extended abstracts)—Each paper or abstract must include:
- On the first page, please indicate the title of your paper, your name, and contact information (including organizational affiliation, phone and email).
- Submit completed paper or extended abstract (500-750 words). Please indicate any audio-visual needs.
- Individual papers will be grouped into panels with other papers on similar topics. Participants typically have 12-15 minutes to present their papers.
OSCLG welcomes submissions for alternative presentation formats such as videos, individual or group performances.