Queer NYC

We track queerness across time and space, examining the history, politics, and culture of the Big Apple. Ranging from Harlem to Times Square to Greenwich Village to Park Avenue, and beyond Manhattan to Queens, Brooklyn, and even Fire Island outposts, we follow people and money, high and underground culture, protests and politics, to ask: How do queerness and the city shape each other? Examines literature, music, film, and ethnography. Counts as an SCA Faculty Elective for these majors/minors: Africana, American, Gender & Sexuality, Metropolitan, and SCA.

How queer is New York City? How do queerness and the city shape each other? This course crosses time and space, examining the history, politics and culture of the Big Apple. Ranging from Harlem to Times Square to Greenwich Village to Park Avenue, and beyond Manhattan to Queens, Brooklyn and Fire Island outposts, we follow people and money, high and underground culture, protests and politics. Materials include fiction and poetry, music, theater and performance, photography and film, and works of urban studies, history and ethnography. Assignments may include archival research and digital cartographic work.

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Fall 2021

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Emmaia Gelman
TR: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM 20CS 4CONF