Queer New York

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Queer New York
Spring 2023
Taught By: Ricardo Montez
Section: A

CRN: 13739

Credits: 3

This course traverses the geography of New York City across time, exploring queer life worlds from the mid-20th century to the present. Through an engagement with literature, performance, and film, students will look at various experiments in the production of queer art and culture. From Jack Smith’s trash aesthetics to Lady Quesa’Dilla’s Chicanx-inflected dragtivism, queer art practice has continually transformed the landscape of New York City and fueled the development of vibrant underground communities. In addition to examining queer historical landmarks such as the Chelsea Hotel and the Pyramid Club, students will think through the ephemeral nature of queer subcultures and investigate multiple aesthetic models for queerness.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:18am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023