[Neasis-l] Ways with words: exploring language and gender

Annie Erdmann erdmann at simmons.edu
Mon Feb 29 08:53:16 EST 2016

Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute; It's free!


Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender
Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

This two-day conference is a snapshot of the state of language in
today’s society
as it relates to, mirrors, and affects perceptions of gender. Anthropologists,
authors, computer scientists, journalists, linguists, performing artists,
politicians, and psychologists will explore different facets of the
interplay of gender and language.

The conference begins on Thursday evening with “Plays with Words,” an
evening about language and gender in comedy, featuring comedian Aparna
Nancherla and ImprovBoston. March 4 brings a full day of panels that will
considermoving beyond binary distinctions, what the Internet and big data
analysis can teach us about gender and language, and the role of gender in
public discourse. Through comparative perspectives, multidisciplinary
approaches, and contemporary examples, this conference examines the
inextricably related concepts of gender, language, and culture. Janet
Mock—a cultural commentator, advocate for trans women’s rights, and *New
York Times* bestselling author—will deliver the keynote address.

Register online and view the full schedule and panel list: w


The* Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study* at Harvard University is
dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts,
humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and
programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu
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