Nude Ghosts: Allen Ginsberg, General Idea, and the Formation of Queer Eros
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm
Part of The Politics and Poetics of Visibility
18th Annual Janet E. Hutchison Lecture with Dr. Jonathan D. Katz
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.
University College, Room 140