QUEER METHOD

As its institutional footing becomes more robust, queer studies finds itself increasingly torn between anti- and inter-disciplinary impulses. “Queer Method,” a conference to be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania October 31 and November 1 2013, takes this context as its focus, examining not what the subject of queer theory should be, but rather how its work has been and might be done. In its turn to this set of questions, “Queer Method” will provide a forum in which to acknowledge the methodological innovations of the field, to evaluate the disciplinary effects and affiliations of queer studies, and to ask what it means to understand queer work as having a method, or to imagine method itself as queer.