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TODAY – Dr. Jonathan Katz speaks at the Queer Studies Research Workshop Works-in-Progress Series

October 21, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

Jonathan Katz

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.


202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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