LCST

4212

Trans | Aesthetics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Trans | Aesthetics

Spring 2020

Taught By: McKenzie Wark

Section: A

CRN: 7419

Credits: 4

Since the alledged 'transgender tipping point' there has been something of an expansion in the visibility of transgender and gender variant people in the North American cultural world. But is this visibility always a good thing? In what ways does visibility tip over into surveillance? How are trans bodies coded into cultural and media systems, and are they resonant there in ways that are enabling or disabling for trans lives, particularly of trans people of color? This course takes up these and related questions connected to the problem of what it means to appear as anything other than a cis person. It will touch on questions in visual cultural studies and try to connect them to questions emerging out of the media practices and media critique originating among trans artists and actvists themselves.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:46am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/11/2020