Queertopia: Graduate Student Conference at Northwestern

This year’s Queertopia graduate student conference takes place at Northwestern April 12-14, 2013.  The keynote speaker will be yours truly, Patricia Marino.  For graduate students who would like to submit a paper, the submission deadline has been extended to Feb 15.  More details here.

SPSL at the Pacific APA!

We have two exciting sessions coming up at the Pacific APA in March.  The first, on March 28, is a set of four papers on pornography, and the second, on March 29, is a collection of papers submitted in response to our open call last summer.

Details are below.  I hope to see everyone there!

Thursday March 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Topic:    Thinking about Pornography

Talia Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles)
“‘Chicks With Dicks’: A Plea for Persons”

Mireille Miller-Young (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Make Your Booty Clap: Ho Theory and Corporeal Craftwork in Black Pornographies”

Kory Schaff (Occidental College)
“Pornography and Paternalism”

Raja Halwani (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
“Pornography and Polysemicity”

Friday Evening, March 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Mark Migotti (University of Calgary)
Nicole Wyatt (University of Calgary)
“On the Very Idea of Having Sex”

Tracy de Boer (University of Victoria)
“Sex, Rights, and Patriarchy: A Case for the Right to Sex and a Feminist Assessment”

Rachel McKinnon (University of Waterloo)
“Stereotype Threat for Trans Women”

CFP: SPSL at the Pacific APA, San Francisco, March 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Meeting of The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love to be held with the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 27 – 31, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.

Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.

Papers should be no more than 3000 words, excluding endnotes and references, so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies of papers (in .pdf or .doc format) to Patricia Marino at pmarino@uwaterloo.ca by September 1, 2012.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at

(This CFP was distributed already to members by the SPSL listserv.  Anyone is welcome to submit.)

New Hosting

Our website has just gone through a small renovation. We’ve switched over to a new host, and have a new look.  I’ll be fixing up bugs during the month of August and will be in touch with SPSL members when the update is complete.  If you have questions, contact me.