Call for Abstracts: SPSL Virtual Seminar

The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love invites papers and panel proposals on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love for the Fall and Spring terms of its new virtual seminar, which will run online from August 2022 to May 2023.

Each session will last approximately 1hr 30 minutes and will consist of:

–          One talk lasting approximately 40-50 minutes, followed by a 40 minutes discussion, or;

–          Joint sessions (mini-workshop format), consisting of two or three 20-25 minutes talks followed by a 10-20 minutes discussion.

Submissions:

We welcome submissions for individual abstracts and joint sessions. Anonymized abstracts should be sent to: elibenjamin@temple.edu
Deadline: Abstract Submission (250-500 words each): May 31, 2022; Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2022 

We particularly encourage proposals that foster gender–equality and diversity, including researchers with various institutional affiliations, at diverse stages of their professional careers, with different geographical origins, and from underrepresented groups.

SPSL members: if you are willing to evaluate submissions and/or to co-organize the seminar, please contact me at elibenjamin@temple.edu.

Chair Needed for SPSL Panel

Due to some scheduling changes, SPSL needs a Chair for our panel at the APA Central (Chicago 2.23 to 2.26).

The panel is during the 2 to 5PM slot on Saturday, February 26th and features two papers:

  • Jonathan Ichikawa (University of British Columbia) “A Euthyphro Problem for Consent Theory” 
  • Gary Foster (Wilfrid Laurier University) “Desire, Love, and Identity in Sartre”

Please contact me (awarmac@emory.edu) or Jordan (jordan.pascoe@manhattan.edu) if you would like to be a hero.

Call for Papers: SPSL@APA Central, February 22-26, 2022 in Chicago


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Call for Papers and Proposals : Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, APA Central (February 2021)

The Society for Sex and Love invites papers and panel proposals on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love for our panel session at the APA Central in Chicago, IL (February 23-26, 2022). Deadline for submission is August 15, 2020. All submissions should be sent to jordan.pascoe@manhattan.edu

Guidelines for Papers: We invite papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words.

Guidelines for Panel Proposals: We invite panel proposals for a two-hour session at the APA Pacific on any topic related to the Philosophy of Sex and Love. This might take the form of 3-4 linked papers, 3-4 presenters responding to a single question or theme, or 1-2 papers with invited commentary. Proposals should include the following:(1) An overview of the central theme or question(2) Names and affiliation of all participants, including confirmation that they have agreed to participate in the panel(3) abstracts for all papers included in the panel.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Central APA meeting, see https://www.apaonline.org/group/central

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SPSL@APA Central February 24-25

Please join the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love at the APA Central Meeting February 24-25.

Wednesday February 24 2:15-5:15 Central Time

Author-meets-Critics: Sex, Love and Gender: A Kantian Theory
Author: Helga Varden (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Critics:
Alice Maclachlan (York University, Toronto)
Ann Cahill (Elon University)
Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)

Thursday, February 25 9am-12pm Central Time

SPSL: Coming as Our Better Selves: Compersion, Compassion, and Consent
Shaun Miller (Dalhousie University)
“Sexual Obligations and Sexual Pleasure”
Shannon Hoff (Memorial University)
“Intimate Exposure: A Feminist, Phenomenological Consideration of Sexual-Being-in-the-World”
Aaron Ben Ze’ev (University of Haifa)
“I am glad that my partner is happy with her lover’: On Jealousy and Compersion”

Register for the APA Central

Call for Papers and Proposals : Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, APA Central (February 2021)

The Society for Sex and Love invites papers and panel proposals on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love for our panel session at the APA Central in New Orleans, LA (February 24-27, 2021). Deadline for submission is August 10, 2020. All submissions should be sent to jordan.pascoe@manhattan.edu

Guidelines for Papers: We invite papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words.

Guidelines for Panel Proposals: We invite panel proposals for a two-hour session at the APA Pacific on any topic related to the Philosophy of Sex and Love. This might take the form of 3-4 linked papers, 3-4 presenters responding to a single question or theme, or 1-2 papers with invited commentary. Proposals should include the following:(1) An overview of the central theme or question(2) Names and affiliation of all participants, including confirmation that they have agreed to participate in the panel(3) abstracts for all papers included in the panel.

For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/

For more information about the Central APA meeting, see https://www.apaonline.org/m/event_details.asp?id=1256286

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SPSL@APA Eastern: TransErotics

Please join us in Philadelphia at the Eastern APA on Thursday, January 9, 12:15-2:15 for

Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love: Trans-formative Erotics Panel

Chair: Andrea Warmack (Emory University)

Speakers: Tamsin Kimoto (Emory University)

Brooklyn Leonhart (Pennsylvania State University)

Bailey Thomas (Pennsylvania State University)

See the full program here.

SPSL@APA Pacific: Consent and Sexual Violence

Join us for a conversation about consent and sexual violence at the APA Pacific in San Francisco in April:

Jonathan Ichikawa (University of British Columbia): “Consent and Dealbreakers: Lessons from Post-Gettier Epistemology”

Audrey Yap (University of Victoria): “Predators and Good Guys: Divisions that Sustain Rape Culture”

Cassie Herbert (Illinois State University): “Sexual Violations and Failures of Ecological Repair”

Lauren Leydon-Hardy (Amherst College): “She Was Older Than Her Years: Epistemic Infringement and Consent”

Chair: Jamie Lindsey (San Francisco State University)

 

Call for Papers and Proposals : Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, APA Pacific (April 2020)

The Society for Sex and Love invites papers and panel proposals on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love for our panel session at the APA Pacific in San Francisco, CA (4.8-4.12.20). Deadline for submission is September 1, 2020. All submissions should be sent to jordan.pascoe@manhattan.edu
Guidelines for Papers: We invite papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words.
Guidelines for Panel Proposals: We invite panel proposals for a two-hour session at the APA Pacific on any topic related to the Philosophy of Sex and Love. This might take the form of 3-4 linked papers, 3-4 presenters responding to a single question or theme, or 1-2 papers with invited commentary. Proposals should include the following:
(1) An overview of the central theme or question
(2) Names and affiliation of all participants, including confirmation that they have agreed to participate in the panel
(3) abstracts for all papers included in the panel
For more information about the Society, see our webpage at http://www.philosophyofsexandlove.org/
For more information about the Pacific APA meeting, see here: https://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=968467&group=
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Call for Papers: Trans Erotics @ APA Eastern 2020

The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love invites papers that explore trans erotics fro the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meeting in Philadelphia, January 8-11 2020.

 

In his 2011 poem, “How to Make Love to a Trans Person“, Gabe Moses provides an evocative description of coding, learning, loving, and pleasuring that challenge pre-existing notions of arousal, attraction, and being with through an account of the body. 

 

Bodies have been learning each other forever.
It’s what bodies do.
//
But we could never forget how to use our hearts
Even if we tried.
That’s the important part.
Don’t worry about the bodies.
They’ve got this. 

 

In her 2014 essay “When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation” Dr. Bettcher offers an account “erotic structuralism”.  This account makes the case for an eroticized self within an “interactional account” of desire and distinguishes between attraction and arousal.  For Bettcher, a consequence of this is a “blurring” of the gender identity / sexual orientation distinction for there is a “core gender-inflected erotic self in addition to a persistent attraction to a type of gendered persons” (618).  Bodies figure it out in space and time with other bodies. 

 

Both thinkers present both different modes of exploring trans erotics and accounts of being with others in erotic encounters.  At times in tension with each other, these accounts invite us to seriously, ethically, generously, and lovingly trouble binaries of bodies, pleasures, intimacies, and notions of the self. 

 

SPSL takes quite seriously Dr. Bettcher’s reminder to us that we’re talking about people—people who are in the room, people trying (and succeeding) to philosophize themselves” not things.  And so we invite papers that carefully and care-fully take up trans erotics. 

 

We invite submissions that include but are not limited to papers that: 

Engage with the ethics described in Moses’ poem. 

  • What ethical preconditions—or responsibility to ourselves and others (and ourselves with others)—might be required in the recoding that Moses offers? 

Take up the claims made in Dr. Bettcher’s essay 

  • Do we have a “core gender-inflected erotic self”? 

  • Is Bettcher using a Lordean account of the erotic in her piece? 

Discuss the relationship (either tensions, commonalities, or both) between the erotics of other precaritized bodies. 

 

We specifically invite work from trans thinkers (particularly trans people of colour). 
 

Papers should be no more than 3000 words long. 
 

Full paper submissions should be sent to: jordan.pascoe@manhattan.edu; Deadline August 2, 2019.

For more information on the APA Eastern, visit: https://www.apaonline.org/event/2020eastern