Join us online for the 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference from May 21-23, 2021 (original dates were March 27-29, 2020). The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis; the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes, and media; and, research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.
The 27th annual conference will feature keynote speakers Jack Halberstam and Elizabeth Freeman. Timely papers, panels, and workshops encourage dialogue among established scholars, early career scholars, graduate and undergraduate students as well as activists, community leaders, and members of the public working on language issues of import to lesbian, gay, bisexual, same-gender-loving, transgender, gender non-conforming, poly, fluid, asexual and other affinity communities.