Film Screening – Tomboy – 7th March 2019
February 28, 2019
by Lewis Brennen
As part of LGBTQI History Month 2019, Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton are presenting a screening of “Tomboy” a French film which centres around 10-year-old ‘Mikael’ who, when their parents move to a new neighbourhood, takes the opportunity to explore their gender identity (2011, Céline Sciamma).
Date: Thursday 7th March
Venue: University of Southampton, Avenue Campus 65, Lecture Theatre B
Time: 18.00 (run time 84mins)
The screening is open to all students and staff and will be preceded by a short introduction: Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott, Lecturer in linguistics, will briefly examine the acquisition and emergence of gendered speech in child language, and Dr Eleanor Jones, Lecturer in Portuguese and cultural studies, will discuss how children’s gender expression can be understood culturally.
The screening is free to attend and will be followed by drinks and discussion in The Crown.
Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott