Background of the Tour
My virtual US lecture tour started in April 2022, in German and/or English depending on the audience. I am invited to talk about #PronomenWieXier in different institutions of higher education in the US. I will speak about #PronomenWieXier, German as a highly gendered languagen and languange change.
Hanover College – 26.10.2022
Today I am visiting Hanover College in Indiana directly at Ohio River. I was invited by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures to talk about #PronomenWieXier, comics und queer identity (Event). My virtual Tour continues and I have been sketching again. Virtual urban sketchen, our tech test yesterday and our preliminary talks make the virtual visit feel more like actually travelling to the college and I am looking forward very much to the students.
Pittsburgh University – 30.9.2022
My US Lecture Tour continues, today I follow the invitation of the German Department of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to talk about #PronomenWieXier. Their Cathedral of Learning is the second highest university building in the world. I will be virtually on the 15th floor. Thank you to the support by “Impuls Deutsch Grant for Amplifying Voices in German Studies” from Klett World Languages.
Max Kade German America Center IUPUI – 16.4.2022
I was a gues at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Max Kade German-American Center invited to speak in a workshop for teachers and professors of German as a foreign language about genderneutral pronouns like xier. I am touched to hear how much further the discussion on genderneutral grammar is in the United states. Because they/them pronouns are widely used, students will requests a translation into German.
Wellesley College – 6.4.2022
Today I am a guest speakter at Wellesley College near Boston. I talked with two groups of students about #PronomenWieXier, about the complexities of German grammar and language change. I visited Wellesley campus virtually, but got a great tour anyways with precious little videos created by the students.