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Learn More - Week 3

LEARN MORE WEEK 3

November 16

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

“GENDER, LANGUAGE, DISSENT” (Key word: VULNERABILITY)

Teaching Team: J. AUSTRAISKIENE, P. RONDELLI, J. URBONAITE, F. VITUCCI

Focus on:

  • Undressing Identity: dissenting on clichés
  • Linguistic Discriminations: vulnerable bodies, vulnerable languages
  • Audiovisual Translations: some counter-thought.

This session aims to investigate the linguistic discrimination of gender and sexual orientation through expressions of dissent and vilnerability. We will reflect on the metaphoric language that is used in different forms of communication, both traditional and multimedia, to express the normalness of linguistic diversity. We will also investigate how this language mirrors and forges individual and collective awareness; in particular, we will focus on how it leads to building a negative attitude towards a specific community. Dissent towards linguistic normativity, therefore, becomes an act of civic awareness, a form of activism to assess social vulnerability. We will analyze specific examples of interlinguistic communication that affect the construction of a shared background, also on a subliminal level. In particular, we will focus on gender complexity in the translation of audiovisual and multimedia discourse, which is increasingly widespread in transversal and transnational communities.

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