Man Enough: An Interdisciplinary New York University Graduate Student Colloquium on Masculinity, presents:
Cyber Queer: Uploaded Gender Identities and the Queer Gaze.
On Friday, 10 April 2009, 5.30pm.
@19 University Place, Room 222, New York City
Free and open to the public
How faithful, seductive and elusive are the practices of online photographic self-portraiture and in what ways do the cameras speak for us? What ‘outs’ does cybernetic self-construction offer to the restrictions of gender norms governed by cultural discourse and the nation state? And how do new media and technologies of seeing and visual transmission negotiate, problematize and subvert the liminal zones between ‘–social’ and ‘–sexual’, untouchable and accessible, hegemonic and subaltern, desire and truth? Tracking three contemporary, cross-cultural modes of gendered media performance – online queer identities in and out of the United Arab Emirates, music videos from Céline Dion and Will Young, and the ‘dismembered’ naked blason of the gay male chatroom – our panel wishes to raise and debate these issues and more.
‘Corps morcelé in Chat-room’ – Ljubisa Matic, PhD Candidate, Department of Drama, Stanford University
‘A Will-ful and Grace-less Gaze’ – Richard Evans, MA, John W. Draper Program of Interdisciplinary Studies, NYU
‘Uploading Transnational Queer Subjectivities in The United Arab Emirates’ – Noor Al-Qasimi, PhD, Research fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU.
Moderator: Joseph Perna, PhD candidate, Department of Italian Studies, NYU
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University
Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring (any) ID to enter building. For more information log on to: https://manenough.wordpress.com/