Queer(ing) New York is a Seminar in the City of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While lgbtq studies has begun to extend itself to look at rural and other non-urban environments, much of the urban still remains to be accounted for, particularly difference within the city. To truly account for our difference, we must queer the city in the way it normalizes groups and spaces, and New York City is the exciting urban environment to begin within. In this Seminar in the City, we will read work that challenges and queers the normalized histories and spaces of lgbtq life. How can we queer the neighborhood, bar, streets, and bodies within it to tell stories of difference?
While the course was held in May 2013, you can still take the course via the readings and watching the videos as participation in the seminar is and forever will be free and open to the public. Feel to free to continue to comment here or tweet about your thoughts, ccing @jgieseking and @CLAGS and using the #CLAGSqNY hashtag. No prior experience in theoretical readings or site analysis is needed; an open, imaginative, and inquisitive mind is mandatory. All readings will be provided upon request. The course involved in-person/livestreamed at the CUNY Graduate Center, the videos of which can be found on our Seminar Videos page.
Queer(ing) New York is led by Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking.