The Long Queer 1990s

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Long Queer 1990s

Fall 2020

Taught By: Amalle Dublon

Section: A

CRN: 5531

Credits: 4

The 1990s was a moment of aesthetic and critical foment for queer and trans life and politics. In New York, Los Angeles, and other U.S. cities, planned gentrification and rezoning -- and resistance to them -- had a lasting impact on a generation of artists and theorists, as well as the city’s sexual, racial, and economic landscape. This course asks after the ongoing aesthetic and cultural inheritance of this period. We will study artists’ interests in questions of social life, sexual and racial politics, space, and governance in the 1990s, as well as key concepts in critical race studies, black studies, queer and gender theory, and the economic left that emerged under the pressures of this period. Through artwork, critical writing, and archival material, we will trace how the notion of “public sex” came into focus among queer and trans organizers, artists, and academics during a period of heightened response to HIV/AIDS, broken windows policing and the “clean-up” of areas of sexual commerce and recreation. How did entwined art and political practices yield legacies of performance art, printmaking, dance, and photography, as well as video, tv broadcast, and the beginnings of internet-based work? We will explore the material and infrastructural histories that shaped queer and trans artistic production, such as mass movements against policing, the dot-com boom and the expansion of the internet, the destruction of welfare, and the attack on state arts funding. We’ll meet on Zoom on Tuesdays for discussions; Thursdays will be reserved for asynchronous screenings and talks from visiting scholars and artists.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 1:56pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

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