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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

4pm-6pm
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.

 

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