Around the World in Non-Binary Terms: How Gender Diversity is Expressed in Languages other than English
Have you ever wondered how gender diversity is expressed in French, German and Spanish? Join us for a presentation and roundtable discussion!
Dr. Anne Linton (Professor of French), Dr. Ilona Vandergriff (Professor of German) and Dr. Ana Luengo (Associate Professor of Spanish) will illustrate how languages with grammatical gender have adapted to changing notions around gender identity, including the use of non-binary pronouns. Each presenter will discuss grammatical challenges unique to their respective language and share creative innovations that speakers of these languages have developed in a quest for a more inclusive language.
This event will be held in person in the Humanities Building, Room 473, Kurt Liedtke Graduate Reading Room on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 12 – 1 p.m. For the Zoom link, please register.
Pizza and drinks will be provided!
Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with sponsorship from the Departments of Women and Gender Studies; English Language & Literature; Humanities & Comparative World Literature