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Apr 14

APR 14

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

What Can Transgender Studies Bring to the French Classroom?

5:30 PM–7:00 PM    East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Roundtable Discussion:

What Can Transgender Studies Bring to the French Classroom?

A Talk by Blase Provitola, followed by a Q&A

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Gender inclusivity in the French language classroom spans a range of issues: asking for students’ pronouns and accords, practicing écriture inclusive, exploring gender-neutral or non-binary French grammar, and expanding cultural content to feature gender minority voices. For each of those topics, this talk will argue that a transgender studies approach is essential to recalibrating understandings of gender in language, especially at a time when charges of wokisme are used to justify institutional transphobia.

The talk will be followed by a substantial Q&A discussion in which attendees are encouraged to reflect upon and share their own classroom experiences.

This event is organized by the department of French at Columbia and co-sponsored by the Maison Française, and is supported by a grant from the Columbia Arts & Sciences Committee on Equity and Diversity.

What Can Transgender Studies Bring to the French Classroom?