"Gender Neutral French: Language to Reflect an Evolving Culture"

This project looks at gender-neutral French from a queer theory perspective by examining how gender-neutral French works to further the visibility of gender non-conforming and queer people in the French language and how it works to shift cultural conceptions of gender amongst French speakers through its use and surrounding activism.

The three lenses of lived experience, social theory, and visual associations allow for rounded exploration of the relationship between language, visibility, and social acceptance for gender non-conforming, non-binary, queer, and trans identities and aim to increase the ways we access this knowledge and engage with this language as a Concordia community.

Themes: Education & Research, Energy, Resources & Technology

Julia Maksymetz

BA, Faculty of Arts and Science