CFP: 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting

Submission deadline: July 5, 2017

Conference date(s):
January 3, 2018 - January 6, 2018

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American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division
Savannah, United States

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CFP: Society for LGBTQ Philosophy, 2018 APA Eastern Division Meeting

January 3 to January 6 in Savannah, Georgia

Topic: LGBTQ Outrage, Resistance, and Change

In “My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage” Susan Stryker considers the power of queer rage, writing, “Transgender rage is a queer fury, an emotional response to conditions in which it becomes imperative to take up, for the sake of one’s own continued survival as a subject, a set of practices that precipitates one’s exclusion from a naturalized order of existence that seeks to maintain itself as the only possible basis for being a subject.” In this context, rage is a powerful emotion through which a queer subject can break into and rework conditions of exclusion, striving for possibilities of change.

Events such as the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, the Stonewall Riots, Sylvia Rivera’s speech to  gay liberation organizations, ACT-UP’s demonstrations on Wall Street, and Jennicet Gutiérrez’s protest at the White House each mark important moments of LGBTQ outrage and resistance in the service of change. Philosophers such as Foucault and Butler have taken active interest in the implications and meanings of queer resistance, while philosophical work on necropolitics and homonationalism have considered further dimensions such as relationships between queer resistance, racism and xenophobia, and the state. At the same time, the contemporary political climate in the US and beyond, including increased threats of fascism, homophobia, transphobia, white supremacy, and xenophobia, calls for an intensified interest in the possibilities of queer resistance and change, often fueled by outrage and fury.

For the upcoming Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, the Society for LGBTQ Philosophy welcomes submissions for panel and/or paper abstracts on topics related to the theme of LGBTQ outrage, resistance, and change. We invite submissions from all areas of philosophy (broadly construed) that take the current political moment (and past) seriously, and seek to grapple through the nuances of LGBTQ mobilization and action.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resistance and Affect

  • Contesting Heteronormativity and Cisnormativity

  • Visibility, Representation, and the Gaze

  • Assimilation and Subversion

  • Homonationalism

  • Tensions within and among LGBTQ

  • Philosophy of LGBTQ History and LGBTQ Elders

  • LGBTQ Pedagogy

  • LGBTQ, Neoliberalism, adjunctification, and Higher Education

Please send paper and/or panel abstracts of no more than 500 words to slgbtqphilosophy@gmail.com by July 5th at 11:59pm PST.  Please also include names, institutional affiliations, and paper titles with all submissions.

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