October 21, 2014 by: Natalie Fleming
The Queer Studies Research Workshop Works-in-Progress Series Presents:
Nude Ghosts: Allen Ginsberg, General Idea, and the Old New Queer
Jonathan D. Katz, Director of the UB Visual Studies PhD Program
Tuesday October 21, 2014
606 Clemens Hall,
UB North Campus
Precisely not gay, yet deeply homoerotic, Allen Ginsberg’s work could appear self-contradictory until the advent of a queer politics underscored the strategic benefit in any such refusal of gayness. In this talk, Katz places Ginsberg and General Idea in a long tradition of anti-gay queers, situating their seeming contradictions in the socio-political context of their times.