9. AAIS 2016 Roundtable on Gender and Language: Language Inclusivity and the Subversion of Hegemonic Notions of Gender and Sexuality

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by Michela Baldo, Serena Bassi, Juliet Guzzetta, Cinzia Russi

This roundtable was organized by Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Editor of gender/sexuality/italy, and Michela Baldo at the American Association for Italian Studies annual convention in Baton Rouge (AAIS) in April 2016. The presenters covered such topics as language inclusivity, misogynistic and asymmetrical uses of language, heteronormativity and homophobia in language, gender asymmetry in historical linguistics, grammatical norms, and trasnlingual practices. A lively discussion among the roundtable presenters and audience followed.

Michela Baldo: Sexism, misogyny and heteronormativity in Italian legal and media language. The case of “Stupro della fortezza da Basso.”

Serena Bassi: Translingual Queer Practice Serena Bassi

Juliet Guzzetta: Genere e linguaggio

Cinzia Russi: On the Different Fates of “darla” and “darlo” in Italian

DISCUSSION: part 1

DISCUSSION: part 2