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

How have cruising, “public sex,” and related modes of improvisational social life and movement given shape to artistic forms and practices? Through a combination of literary, material, performance, film, and art historical sources, we will consider the history and ongoing practice of cruising and its relationship to contemporary art, performance, and poetics. Conceptual, formal, and historical questions under consideration include contingency, choreography, ecology and the history of public gardens, fugitivity, flânerie, and haunting. We will also examine the politics of “public space” and access and histories of policing that intersect with our theme. Lastly, we will ask after 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 Walter Benjamin, Samuel Delany, Simon Leung, José Muñoz, Carmen Papalia, Marcel Proust, Riley Snorton, Lou Sullivan, Julie Tolentino, and others. We’ll meet on Zoom on Thursdays for discussions; Tuesdays will be reserved for screenings and talks from visiting scholars and artists.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 8:15am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

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