LINGUIST List 26.1727

Tue Mar 31 2015

Confs: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Psycholing, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 31-Mar-2015
From: Gabriella Caminotto <>
Subject: Deconstructing Sexism - 8th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG
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Deconstructing Sexism - 8th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG
Short Title: 8th BAAL GaL SIG

Date: 08-May-2015 - 08-May-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Gabriella Caminotto
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

8th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group Annual Event
(Previously GaLSIG)

Date: Friday 8 May 2015, 10am-6pm
Place: City University London, room AG07, College Building, St John Street, EC1V 4PB London, UK.

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

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.


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 (nia): Consent or
Dissent? Reinforcing Heterosexuality in Programmes Addressing Men's Violence
against Women

Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University): Background Sexism and Political

Lynne Segal (Birkbeck College, University of London): Feminist Mutations: Dutiful and Monstrous

Stephanie Taylor (Open University): Avoiding Trouble? A Narrative-Discursive
Approach to Women's Identity Work

Lia Litosseliti and Rosalind Gill (City University London)

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

Full Event Programme and Abstracts:

Available soon on the Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG website:
the Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG Facebook page:
and the CCI blog:

Fees and Registration:

Non-BAAL members: £45; BAAL members: £40; Full-time students: £35.
*Fees include lunch, refreshments and the event programme
** Please note that proof of BAAL membership/ FT student status will be required
Join BAAL or renew your membership here:
*** You are advised to register early as there are only a limited number of places

To register, please visit the Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG website: and follow the link provided.

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

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