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.

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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”