Sex and Gender Conference: Lancaster

Thinking About the Sex/Gender Distinction

A one-day conference hosted by Lancaster University Philosophy DepartmentWith support from the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Friday 8th February 2008

Venue: Lancaster University, Institute for Advanced Studies MR 2/3


  • 10.00 welcome and introductory remarks
  • 10.10-11.20 Jennifer Saul (Sheffield): ‘Woman’ as a contextually varying term
  • 11.20-12.30 Kathleen Lennon (Hull): Judith Butler on sex/gender and the morphological imaginary
  • 12.30-1.30 lunch (own arrangements)
  • 1.30-2.40 Stella Sandford (Middlesex: Sex and genos in Plato’s Republic
  • 2.40-3.50 Mari Mikkola (Stirling): Do women really exist?
  • 3.50-4.15 tea break (own arrangements)
  • 4.15-5.00 roundtable discussion on the sex/gender distinction and related matters: participants include Gill Howie, Celia Roberts and others
  • 5.45- drinks and dinner

    Attendance at this workshop is free. If you intend to attend and have not already contacted theorganiser, Alison Stone, to say so then please let her know (a.stone AT