book cover for Queer Forms by Ramzi Fawaz

Queer Forms

a book talk & conversation with Ramzi Fawaz & Weiyu Dang

November 17 2022, 6 to 7:30 pm ET

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

In Queer Forms, Ramzi Fawaz explores how the central values of 1970s movements for women’s and gay liberation—including consciousness-raising, separatism, and coming out of the closet—were translated into a range of American popular culture forms. Throughout this period, feminist and gay activists fought social and political battles to expand, transform, or wholly explode definitions of so-called “normal” gender and sexuality. In doing so, they inspired artists, writers, and filmmakers to invent new ways of formally representing, or giving shape to, non-normative genders and sexualities. This included placing women, queers, and gender outlaws of all stripes into exhilarating new environments—from the streets of an increasingly gay San Francisco to a post-apocalyptic commune, from an Upper East Side New York City apartment to an all-female version of Earth—and finding new ways to formally render queer genders and sexualities by articulating them to figures, outlines, or icons that could be imagined in the mind’s eye and interpreted by diverse publics.

Please note: Currently, due to COVID-related restrictions, only those with an NYU Card will be able to attend the event in person. If this situation changes, we will update this page. The event will also be livestreamed. Check back for updated information. Thank you.

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Date

Nov 17 2022

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

20 Cooper Square

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4th Floor

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New York

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Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at NYU

Organizer

Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at NYU
Phone
212-992-9540
Email
csgs@nyu.edu
Website
https://csgsnyu.org

Other Organizers

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis @ NYU
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis @ NYU
Email
sca@nyu.edu
Website
https://as.nyu.edu/departments/sca.html
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