Session for the Society for LGBTQ Philosophy - 2019 APA Eastern Division Meeting

January 7, 2019 - January 10, 2019
Society for LGBTQ Philosophy

Sheraton New York Times Square
811 7th Avenue
New York 10019
United States

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CFA: Society for LGBTQ Philosophy - APA Eastern Division Meeting

January 7, 2019 - January 10, 2019 in New York, NY

Topic: Speaking Out, Acting Out: LGBTQ Speech and Action

Relationships between the academy, philosophy, public discourse, and activism can often be fraught and unclear. Academic philosophy can provide a space for thinking through and reflecting on ideas and actions, entertaining arguments that may have otherwise been neglected. However, this does not entail that these arguments will be useful or even welcomed by a wider professional and public audience, especially in relation to politics and social amelioration. This difficulty extends to philosophical writings about LGBTQ topics and intersections with LGBTQ identities and communities, as philosophy is generative of both new ways to think about pressing issues and significant disconnections.

For the upcoming Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, the Society for LGBTQ Philosophy welcomes submissions for panel and/or paper abstracts that discuss public (and private) LGBTQ speech and action, reflect on the meaning of recent LGBTQ discussions and activism (including contentions), or consider the relationship between LGBTQ thought and action. We invite submissions from all areas of philosophy (broadly construed) that show an interest in working through connections or tensions between LGBTQ speech and action, while also taking marginalized experiences seriously.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

-LGBTQ care work

-International LGBTQ thought and activism

-LGBTQ activism

-LGBTQ activism in the academy/philosophy

-LGBTQ public philosophy

-Visibility and backlash

-Differences among LGBTQ people

-Working across differences

-Conversations between LGBTQ philosophy and disability studies

-Differences in terminology and language, from the present and the past

-Difficult LGBTQ conversations

-Queer of color critique

-Solidarity and coalition

-Relationships between conflict and philosophical debate

Please send paper and/or panel abstracts of no more than 500 words to by July 7th at 11:59pm PST.  Please also include names, institutional affiliations, and paper titles with all submissions. Preferences will be given to relevant and thoughtful panel submissions.

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