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SPEP at APA 2016

The fifteenth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year by Ladelle McWhorter of the University of Richmond. The title of her paper will be “Neo-Liberal Subjects / New Materialist Lives: A Genealogically Informed Inquiry into Possibilities.”

There will be a response by Linda Martín Alcoff of Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center and the session will be moderated by Edward S. Casey of Stony Brook University.

The session will be held on January 7, 2016 from 5:15-7:15 PM.

A reception for all SPEP members and friends of continental philosophy will immediately follow the lecture. The Eastern APA Meeting will be held January 6-9, 2016 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

SPEP at APA 2014

Philly! by Jakob Montrasio via Flickr

The fourteenth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year by Robert Gooding-Williams of Columbia University. The title of his paper will be, “Martin Delany, The Sovereign Principle, and Sovereign White Supremacy.” There will be a response by Kathryn T. Gines of Pennsylvania State University; Ronald R. Sundstrom of University of San Francisco will moderate the session.

The session will be held on December 28th from 5:15-7:15 p.m. A reception, co-sponsored with the Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers, will immediately follow the lecture. The reception is open to all SPEP members and friends of continental philosophy.

The Eastern APA Meeting will be held December 27–30, 2014 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday Evening, December 28: 5:15–7:15 p.m.
GV-13. Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Topic: SPEP at APA
Chair: Ronald R. Sundstrom (University of San Francisco)
Speaker: Bob Gooding-Williams (Columbia University)
“Martin Delany, the Sovereign Principle, and
Sovereign White Supremacy”
Commentator: Kathryn T. Gines (The Pennsylvania State University)

Reception to follow. Attendees are welcome to stay for the book
launch that will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 28, 7:30-10:30 pm
V-A. Status of Black Philosophers: Book Launch
Paul Taylor’s edited collection, The Philosophy of Race, and one of
George Yancy’s recent books

This session will end around 9:30 p.m. Reception to begin before
the session starts, immediately following the SPEP session.

Annual SPEP Lecture and Reception at the Eastern APA Meeting

The thirteenth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year by Linda Martín Alcoff of Hunter College CUNY. The title of her paper will be “Decolonizing Feminist Theory.” There will be a response by Ewa Ziarek of the University at Buffalo and Dilek Huseyinzadegan of Emory University will moderate the session.

The session will be held in the Grand Ballroom Salon II on December 28th from 6–8:00 p.m. A reception for all SPEP members and friends of continental philosophy will immediately follow the lecture in the Waterview Ballroom Salons A-C, accessible from the Grand Ballroom through the 3rd floor elevators.

The Eastern APA Meeting will be held December 27–30, 2013 at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD.

2012 SPEP Session at the APA: Debra Bergoffen

The twelfth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year by Debra Bergoffen of George Mason University.

The title of her paper will be “Antigone After Auschwitz.” There will be a response by Tina Chanter of DePaul University and the session will be moderated by Thomas Flynn of Emory University.

The session will be held on December 28th from 5:15-7:15 p.m.

A reception for all SPEP members and friends of continental philosophy will immediately follow the lecture.

The Eastern APA Meeting will be held December 27-30, 2012 at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

SPEP Session and Reception at 2011 Eastern APA

Double Reflection by Stuck in Customs via Flickr

Those of you at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Washington, D.C., are invited to join us for a SPEP Session and Reception on:

Wednesday Evening
December 28th
Group Session V – 5:15 – 7:15 P.M.

Chair: Debra Bergoffen (American University)

Speaker: Leonard Lawlor (Pennsylvania State University)

What Happened? What is going to Happen? An Essay on the Experience of the Event

Commentator: Ann Murphy (Fordham University)

Reception to Follow.

APA to Publish Guide to Graduate Study in Philosophy


Ed Casey, past President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, reports that on his initiative the national board of the APA has undertaken a massive survey of all M.A. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Philosophy in the United States.

This survey is meant to be informative in quite detailed ways regarding the number, composition, gender ratio, and racial identities of faculty members as well as graduate students.

Data concerning average years to completion of graduate degrees will be given as well as job placement figures. A special column will allow programs to give a profile of themselves and to specify what they offer that is truly distinctive.

There will be no ranking whatsoever of the 243 graduate programs surveyed. The aim is to help prospective graduate students make informed decisions.

The results of this comprehensive study will become available this fall on the APA website under the heading of “Guide to Study in Philosophy.”