Intersectionality, Lost in Translation? (Re)thinking inter-sections between Anglophone and Francophone intersectionality

  • Alexandre Baril Dr. Alexandre Baril, Ph.D. Women's Studies Email: alexandrebaril@yahoo.ca | abaril@uottawa.ca Phone: 1-819-775-0200 Institutional Affiliation (September 2014 to August 2015) SSHRC Postdoctoral Researcher Visiting Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA Institutional Affiliation (as of September 2015) Assistant Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies Faculty of Social Sciences University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: Intersectionality, Anglophone, Francophone, Translation, Anglonormativity, Cisnormativity, Feminist Solidarities

Abstract

Inspired by the intersectional formulation “All the Women Are White, All the Men Are Black,” this paper suggests that “all feminist intersectional analyses are Anglophone and all Francophone feminists are cisgender” to highlight the exclusion of language issues in Anglophone intersectional analyses and of trans issues in their Francophone counterparts. Résumé Inspirés par la formulation intersectionnelle « Toutes les femmes sont blanches, tous les hommes sont noirs », cet article suggère que « toutes les analyses féministes intersectionnelles sont anglophones et toutes les féministes francophones sont cisgenres » pour souligner l’exclusion des problèmes de langue dans les analyses intersectionnelles anglophones et des problèmes « transgenre » dans leurs homologues francophones.

Author Biography

Alexandre Baril, Dr. Alexandre Baril, Ph.D. Women's Studies Email: alexandrebaril@yahoo.ca | abaril@uottawa.ca Phone: 1-819-775-0200 Institutional Affiliation (September 2014 to August 2015) SSHRC Postdoctoral Researcher Visiting Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA Institutional Affiliation (as of September 2015) Assistant Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies Faculty of Social Sciences University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Alexandre Baril’s interdisciplinary training combines ten years in philosophy and ethics (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. [ABD]) and a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and is pursuing his work as a visiting scholar and professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Review, Annual Review of Critical Psychology, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, and Disability & Society. As a disabled and trans researcher and activist, his interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of gender, feminist, queer, trans, and disability studies, and the sociology of the body and social movements. 

Published
2017-06-09