(En)Gendering Technologies

37th Annual Meeting

of the

Organization of Communication, Language, & Gender

Laura Ellingson, Conference Planner

Sponsored by Santa Clara University


October 16-19, 2014


We now have a final draft of a program available here now.

Santa Clara University will be hosting OSCLG 2014 in the vibrant technology center of Silicon Valley, situated in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. We welcome submission of papers, panels, performances, and workshops around the theme of (En)gendering Technologies or exploring gender and intersectionality more broadly.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.

If you have any questions about the conference or the program, please contact Laura Ellingson at

Please note that all participants may present or participate in up to two sessions only (not counting non-presenting authors on a multi-authored paper).


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 <> <>

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 <> <>

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.

Alternative Presentations
OSCLG welcomes submissions for alternative presentation formats such as videos, individual or group performances.