Gender Bias in French Literature

:speech_balloon: Speaker: Laurine Viane, Yoann Dupont and Jean Barré

:classical_building: Affiliation: 1,
Lattice (Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques, Cognition), 1 rue Maurice Arnoux, Montrouge, 92049, France; 2, Université Paris Cité, 85 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006, France; 3, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, Paris, 75230, France; 4, École nationale supérieure - Université PSL, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris, 75005, France

Title: Gender Bias in French Literature

Abstract: This study delves into the representation of gender in French literature from 1800 to the present, aiming to assess the prevalence of gender stereotypes in the description of fictional characters. By employing an annotated corpus and statistical modeling techniques, the research explores how authors perpetuated gender biases while shaping characters and narratives. The findings reveal significant linguistic patterns that reinforce gender norms, with women being characterized by emotional and physical attributes, while men are associated with action and agency.

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