• Queer Rhetoric, Sixth Annual LGBT Studies Conference, Hofstra University, March 16-17


  • Whither Sexual Ethics and Politics?, First International Conference, International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics, Ghent, September 5-7

  • Queer Sexualities, 1st Global Conference, Warsaw, May 13-15



  • Sexual Knowledge: Uses of the Past, Department of Classics, University of Exeter, July 27-29

  • Art, Aesthetics and the Sexual, University of Kent, May 21-22
  • Sexual Selves, Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 1-3


  • Queer in Europe, Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe, University of Exeter, September 13-15

  • History and Theory of Sexuality, Radboud University, Nijmegen, March 5-6


  • Rhetoric of the Other V: from Previsibility to Hypervisibility, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 4-7

  • Philosophy of Love and Friendship, University of Berne, September 20-22

  • Persons, Intimacy and Love: Probing the Boundaries, Salzburg, Austria, March 20-22



  • Critical Issues in Sex and Sexuality, Vienna, November 30-December 3

  • The Erotic: Exploring Critical Issues, Budapest, Hungary, May 9-11

  • 2005 GLBTQ Studies Conference, University of North Carolina, Asheville, March 31-April 3



  • Sexuality After Foucault, Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, Women's Studies Centre, University of Manchester, November 28-30

  • S / He . . . Embracing / Wrestling Genders: Cultural Spaces for a Re-Definition of the Political, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland, October 24-25

  • Queer Matters, Department of English, King's College, University of London, May 28-30

  • Victorian Sexualities, University College Worcester, UK, April 26

  • The Erotic, Annual Conference of the British Society for Phenomenology, St. Hilda's College, Oxford, April 4-6, 2003

  • Ninth Annual University of Rhode Island Symposium on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (GLBTQ) Issues, University of Rhode Island, April 3-5

  • Nineteenth Century Sex, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, March 20-23



  • Rhetoric of the Other IV,





  • Rhetoric of the Other, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,




Analytic Philosophy:

  • Alan Soble ( - )

Continental Theory:

Philosophers /  Theorists of Lesbianism:



  • Anthologies:

    • Abelove, Henry, et al., eds.  The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.  London: Routledge, 1993.
    • Baker, Robert, Frederick A. Elliston, and Kathleen J. Wininger, eds.  Philosophy and Sex.  New York: Prometheus, 1975.

    • Bristow, Joseph, ed.  Sexual Sameness.  London: Routledge, .

    • Fuss, Diana, ed.  inside / out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories.  London: Routledge, 1991.

    • Larmour, David, H. J., Paul Allen Miller, and Charles Platter, eds.  Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997.
    • Parker, Andrew, Mary Russo, Doris Sommer, and Patricia Yeager, eds.  Nationalisms and Sexualities.  London: Routledge, 1992.
    • Plummer, Ken, ed.  Modern Homosexualities.  London: Routledge, .

    • Pramaggiore, Maria, ed.  Epistemologies of the Fence: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire.  New York: New York UP, 1996.

    • Rose, S., and C. Stevens, eds.  Bisexual Horizons: Politics, Histories, Lives.  London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1996.

    • Soble, Alan, ed.  Eros, Agape and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love.  New York: Paragon, 1990.

    • Soble, Alan, ed.  The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings.  4th Ed.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.  

    • Solomon, Robert, and Kathleen Higgins, eds.  The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love.  U of Kansas P, 1991.

    • Stanton, Domna C., ed.  Discourses of Sexuality: from Aristotle to Aids.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1992.

    • Stewart, Robert, M., ed.  Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love.  Oxford: OUP, 1995.

    • Stimpson, Catherine, and Ethel Spector Person, eds.  Women, Sex and Sexuality.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980.

    • Storr, Merl, ed.  Bisexuality.  London: Routledge, 1999.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey, Janet Holland and Matthew Waites, eds.  Sexualities and Society: a Reader.  Cambridge: Polity, 2002.

    • Female Sexuality:

      • Doan, Laura, ed.  The Lesbian Postmodern.  New York: Columbia UP, .

      • Freedman, Estelle B., Barbara C. Gelpi, Susan L. Johnson, and Kathleen M. Weston, eds.  The Lesbian Issue: Essays from Signs.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1985.

      • Vance, Carole S., ed.  Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality.  London: Pandora, 1992.

    • Queer Criticism:

      • Bennett, Paula, and Vernon Rosario, eds.  Solitary Pleasures: the Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism

      • Jay, Karla, and Joanne Glasgow, eds.  Lesbian Texts and Contexts: Radical Revisions.  New York: New York UP, 1990.

      • Munt, Sally, ed.  New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings.  New York: Columbia UP, 1992.

      • Wolfe, Susan J., and Julia Penelope, eds.  Sexual Practice, Textual Theory: Lesbian Cultural Criticism.  Oxford: Blackwell, .

      • Historical Studies:

        • Summers, Claude, ed.  Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England: Literary Representations in Historical Context.
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Ahmed, Sara.  Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others.  Durham: Duke UP, 2006.
    • Dollimore, Jonathan.  Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.
    • Edelman, Lee.  No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive.  Durham: Duke UP, 2004.

    • Green, Leslie.  "Pornographies."  The Journal of Political Philosophy 8.1 ( 2000.): .

    • Hemmings, Clare.  "Locating Bisexual Identities: Discourses of Bisexuality and Contemporary Feminist Theory."  Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexualities.  Ed. David Bell and Gill Valentine.  London: Routledge, 1995. 41-55.

    • Hervé, Gérald.  La Nuit des Olympica. Essai sur le national-cartésianisme.  1999.

    • Hervé, Gérald.  Orphée interdit.  1960.

    • Hocquenghem, Guy.  Le Desir Homosexuel.  1972.

      • Homosexual Desire.  Durham: Duke UP, . 

    • Langton, Rae.  Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification.  Oxford: OUP, 2009.

    • Laqueur, Thomas.  Solitary Sex: a History of Masturbation.  London: Zone, 2003.

    • Laqueur, Thomas.  Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990.

    • McWhorter, Ladelle.  Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1999.
    • Middleton, Sue.  Disciplining Sexuality: Foucault, Life Histories, and Education.  Teachers College Press, 1997.
    • Nagel, T.  "Sexual Perversion."  1969. 

      • Rpt. in The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings.  Ed. Alan Soble.  Lanham: Rowman and  Littlefield, 2002.

    • Povinelli, Elizabeth.  The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality.  Durham: Duke UP, 2006.

    • Prosser, Jay.  Second Skins

    • Shorter, Edward.  Written in the Flesh: a History of Desire.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2005.

    • Sruton, Roger.  "Sexual Arousal."  Practical Philosophy.  Ed. A. Phillips Griffiths.  London: Royal Institute of Philosophy, 1985.  Rpt. as Chapter 2 "Arousal."  Sexual Desire.

    • Scruton, Roger.  Sexual Desire: a Philosophical Investigation. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.  Pub. in USA as Sexual Desire: a Moral Philosophy of the Erotic. New York : Free Press, 1986.

    • Singer, Irving.  Philosophy of Love: a Partial Summing-Up.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
    • Spargo, Tamsin.  Foucault and Queer Theory.  Totem, 1999.
    • Van Sevenant, Ann.  Sexual Outercourse: Philosophy of Lovemaking.  Peeters, 2005.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  The World We Have Won: the Remaking of Erotic and Intimate Life.  London: Routledge, 2007.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Making Sexual History.  Cambridge: Polity, 2000.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Invented Moralities. Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty.  Cambridge: Polity, 1995.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality and Identity.  Rivers Oram Press, 1991.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Sexuality.  London: Tavistock, 1986.
    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Sexuality and its Discontents: Meanings, Myths and Modern Sexualities.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Sex, Politics, and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality since 1800.  London: Longman, 1981.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey.  Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.  Quartet, 1977.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey, Brian Heaphy, and Catherine Donovan.  Same Sex Intimacies: Families of Choice and other Life Experiments.  London: Routledge, 2001.

    • Weeks, Jeffrey, and Kevin Porter.  Between the Acts. Lives of Homosexual Men 1885-1967.  London: Routledge, 1990.

    • Female Sexuality:

      • Allen, Jeffner.  Lesbian Philosophy: Explorations.  Palo Alto: Institute of Lesbian Studies, 1986.

      • Case, Sue-Ellen.  "Toward a Butch-Femme Aesthetic."  Discourse 11.1 (1988-1989): 55-71.

      • Faderman, Lillian.  Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991.

      • Faderman, Lillian.  Surpassing the Love of Men

      • Halberstam, Judith.  Female Masculinity

      • Halberstam, Judith.  In a Queer Time and Place

      • Radicalesbians.  "The Woman-Identified Woman." 

        • Rpt. in Feminism in Our Time: the Essential Writings, World War II to the Present.  Ed. Miriam Schneir.  New York: Vintage, 1994.  160-167.

      • Roof, Judith.  A Lure of Knowledge: Lesbian Sexuality and Theory.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991.

      • Rubin, Gayle.  "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality."  Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality.  Ed. Carole S. Vance.  London: Pandora, 1992.  267-319.

      • Thompson, Julie M.  Mommy Queerest: Contemporary Rhetorics of Lesbian Maternal Identity.  Amherst: U of Massachussetts P, 2002.

    • Queer Criticism:

      • Dollimore, Jonathan.  Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.
      • Edelman, Lee.  Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory.  1994.

      • Kennard, Jean E.  "Ourself Behind Ourself: a Theory for Lesbian Readers."  Gender and Reading: Essays on Reading, Texts and Contexts.  Ed. Elizabeth A. Flynn, and Patricinio Schweickart.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1986.  63-79.

      • Marks, Elaine.  "Lesbian Intertextuality."  Homosexualities and French Literature.  Ed. Marks and George Stambolian.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1979.

      • Stimpson, Catherine R.  "Zero Degree Deviancy: the Lesbian Novel in English."  Critical Inquiry 8.2 (1981): 363-379. 

        • Writing and Sexual Difference.  Ed. Elizabeth Abel.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1982.  243-259.

      • Historical Studies:

        • Armstrong, Nancy.  The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality
        • Bredbeck, Gregory.  Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare’s England
        • Goldberg, Jonathan.  Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities





  • Anthologies:
    • Bernstein, Elizabeth, and Laurie Schaffner, eds.  Regulating Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity.  London: Routledge, 2004.
    • Bullough Bonnie, Vern L. Bullough, and Elias James eds.  Gender Blending.  New York: Prometheus, 1997.

    • Gallagher, Catherine, and Thomas Laqueur, eds. The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1987.

    • Goldberg, Jonathan, ed.  Queering the Renaissance
    • Houlbrook, Matt, and Harry Cocks, eds.  The Modern History of Sexuality.  Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005.
    • Larmour, David H. J., Paul Allen Miller, and Charles Platter, eds.  Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1998.
    • Mortensen, Ellen, ed.  Sex, Breath, and Force: Sexual Difference in a Post-Feminist Era.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
    • Muir, Edwin, et al., eds.  Sex and Gender in Historical Perspective
    • Rousseau, G. S., et al., eds.  Sexual Underworlds of the Enlightenment
    • Shrage, Laurie J., ed.  'You've Changed': Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity.  Oxford: OUP, 2009.
    • Soble, Alan, ed.  Sex from Plato to Paglia: a Philosophical Encyclopedia.  Greenwood, 2005.

    • Sullivan, Nikki, ed.  A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory
    • Turner, James, ed.  Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern Europe
    • Female Sexuality:

      • Zimmerman, Bonnie, ed.  Lesbian Histories and Cultures: an Encyclopedia.  New York: Garland, 2000.

      • Zimmerman, Bonnie, and Toni A. H. McNaron, eds.  The New Lesbian Studies: into the Twenty-First Century.  New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1996.

    • Queer Criticism:

      • Haggerty, George E., and Bonnie Zimmerman, eds.  Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature.  New York: MLA, 1995.
      • Malinowski, Sharon, ed.  Gay and Lesbian Literature.  London: St. James, 1994.
      • Summers, Claude, ed.  The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: a Reader's Guide to the Writers and their Works, from Antiquity to the Present.  New York: Holt, 1995.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Bailey, J. Michael.  The Man Who Would Be Queen: the Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism.  Joseph Henry, . 
    • Berlant, Lauren, and Elizabeth Freeman.  Queer Nationality.  1993.
    • Boucé, Paul-Gabriel.  Sexuality in Eighteenth Century Britain
    • Bray, Alan.  Homosexuality in Renaissance England
    • .  London: Gay Men's 1982.
    • Bristow, Joseph.  Sexuality.
    • Bullough, Vern L., and Bonnie Bullough.  Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1993.

    • Calvin, Thomas.  Straight With a Twist: Queer Theory and the Subject of Heterosexuality.  2000.
    • Carrigan, Tim, Bob Connell, and John Lee.  “Towards a New Sociology of Masculinity.”  Theory and Society 14 (1985): 551-604.
    • Dreger, Alice Domurat.  Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex.  Boston: Harvard UP, 2000.

    • Dreger, Alice Domurat.  Intersex in the Age of Ethics.  Hagerstown, MD: University Publishing Group, 1999.

    • Fausto-Sterling, Anne.  Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.  New York: Basic, 2000.

    • Garber, Marjorie.  Vice-Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

    • Garber, Marjorie.  Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety.  London: Routledge, 1992.

    • Greenberg, David.  The Construction of Homosexuality.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988.
    • Kessler, Suzanne J.  Lessons from the Intersexed.  New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 1998.

    • Maccubin, Robert.  ‘Tis Nature’s Fault: Unauthorised Sexuality in the Enlightenment
    • Meyerowitz, Joanne.  How Sex Has Changed: a History of Transsexuality in the United States.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2002.
    • Nardi, Peter.  Social Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay Studies
    • Preves, Sharon.  Intersex and Identity: the Contested Self.  New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 2003.

    • Soble, Alan.  The Philosophy of Sex and Love: an Introduction.  New York: Paragon, 1998.

    • Stengers, Jean, and Anne Van Neck.  Masturbation: the History of a Great Terror

    • Female Sexuality:

    • Queer Criticism:

      • Lilly, Mark.  Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century.  London: Macmillan, 1993.
      • Woods, Gregory.  A History of Gay Literature.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.










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