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Deconstructing Sexism: What can we learn from different approaches and disciplines?



Location: Room AG07, College Building

The British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
8th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group Annual Event
(Previously GaLSIG)

This event has two interrelated general aims: a) to bring into dialogue discourse analysis paradigms and methodologies across disciplines; and b) to explore the operation of sexism in the current conjuncture. The event is particularly interested in building bridges – both theoretically and methodologically speaking – between gender and language studies, and feminist cultural studies, sociology and social psychology, while also considering activism in this area. How might we learn from each other to better deconstruct, comprehend and resist contemporary gender ideologies and permutations of sexism?

During the day, we hope to provide a stimulating encounter to collaboratively advance innovative interdisciplinary approaches to the complex workings of power and ideology in discourse, as well as to reinvigorate intersectional feminist politics. The invited speakers will be addressing these questions theoretically, empirically, and/or drawing on their feminist practice/activism, and there will be opportunities for discussion.

Fees and registration:

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Non-BAAL members: £45
BAAL members: £40
Full-time students: £35

*Delegate fee includes lunch, refreshments and the event programme
** Please note that proof of BAAL membership/ FT student status will be required

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You are advised to register early as there are only a limited number of places.

PAUL BAKER (Lancaster University): ‘A woman who knows her place’: Heterosexual Men Seeking Relationships and Sexist Discourse
STEPHANIE DAVIES-ARAI (No More Page 3 and author of 'Communicating with Kids'): Page 3: Sexual Harassment and the Myth of Empowerment
ELISABETH KELAN (Cranfield University): ‘I’ve never encountered that’ – Accounting for Sexism in Modern Workplaces
JULIA LONG (Anglia Ruskin University) and JODIE WOODWARD (Women’s Sector):: Consent or Dissent? Reinforcing Heterosexuality in Programmes Addressing Men's Violence Against Women
SARA MILLS (Sheffield Hallam University): The Struggle for Sexism
LYNNE SEGAL (Birkbeck College, University of London): Feminist Mutations: Possibilities & Pitfalls when Tackling Sexism
STEPHANIE TAYLOR (Open University): Avoiding Trouble? A Narrative-Discursive Approach to Sexism and Women’s Identity Work

Lia Litosseliti and Rosalind Gill (City University London)

Lia Litosseliti, Gabriella Caminotto and Laura García-Favaro (City University London)


Also available on
Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG website

Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG Facebook page
CCI blog

This event is organised in association with the Gender & Sexualities Research Forum (GSRF), Department of Culture and Creative Industries (CCI), City University London

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For further information about the event, please contact: Gabriella Caminotto or Laura García-Favaro

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When & where

10.00am - 6.00pmFriday 8th May 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK