Cruising in Art, Performance, and Literature

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Cruising in Art, Performance

Fall 2020

Taught By: Amalle Dublon

Section: A

CRN: 8979

Credits: 4

This course examines the practice of cruising, “public sex,” and related forms of social organization and movement.Through a combination of literary, historical, performance, film, and art historical sources, we will consider the history and ongoing practice of cruising and its relationship to theories and practices of contemporary art, performance, and poetics. Cruising has been connected historically or conceptually to significant aesthetic practices, from detournement to poetic form to practices of videography and field recording. Conceptual, formal, and historical questions under consideration include contingency, choreography, clinamen, ecology and the history of the public park or garden, fugivity, and flånerie. We will also examine ideas of spatiality, histories of policing, and questions of haunting that intersect with our theme. Lastly, we consider the relatively new role of social media in shaping sexual politics and communities, and the ways it has been taken up by artists exploring these questions. We will engage work by writers and artists including José Muñoz, Carmen Papalia, Samuel Delany, Riley Snorton, Julie Tolentino, Marcel Proust, Walter Benjamin, Simon Leung, Lou Sullivan, Emmett Ramstad, and others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 1:25am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/17/2020