Queer Method Conference

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium at the Penn Museum

Please note: this location is not ADA accessible.

Please join us in Rainey Auditorium at the Penn Museum for the Queer Method conference with a keynote by Alison Bechdel (Harrison Auditorium).

As its institutional footing becomes more secure, queer studies finds itself increasingly torn between anti- and inter-disciplinary impulses. “Queer Method" takes this context as its focus, examining not what the subject of queer theory should be, but rather how its work has 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.

Participants include: Mel Chen (UC-Berkeley), Kandice Chuh (CUNY Graduate Center), Ann Cvetkovich (University of Texas, Austin), Roderick Ferguson (University of Minnesota), Carla Freccero (UC-Santa Cruz), Eva Hayward (University of New Mexico), Katie King (University of Maryland), Mara Mills (NYU), Afsaneh Najmabadi (Harvard), Mimi Nguyen (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Cindy Patton (Simon Fraser, Visiting Scholar Penn), Jasbir Puar (Rutgers), Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Peter Sigal (Duke), Susan Stryker (University of Arizona), Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley (University of Texas, Austin), Valerie Traub (University of Michigan), Robyn Wiegman (Duke)

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at queermethod@gmail.com

For more information and a full schedule of events please visit http://queermethod.tumblr.com


With generous support from The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and The Alice Paul Center, The Doreen Wright Fund of the LGBT Center, The Department of English, The University Research Fund, The School of Arts and Sciences, The Penn Humanities Forum, The Gender and Sexuality Reading Group, The School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professorship, The Graduate Student Government of the School of Arts and Sciences, The Department of Spanish and Portugese, The Program in Asian-American Studies, The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, The Department of History, The Center for Africana Studies, The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, The Kelly Professorship, The Cinema Studies Program, The Middle East Center, The Department of the History of Art, The Department of Anthropology, The Program in Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity, The Political Science Department, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, French and Francophone Studies, The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, The Center for Italian Studies, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication, and The Institute of Contemporary Art.

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