NYU Steinhardt

Queer Identity and Popular Culture

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1408
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: In this course, we will explore queerness as identity, practice, theory, & politics, all through the lens of popular culture. Our approach will be grounded in theories, methods, & texts of communication & media studies, thus it will serve as a complement to other queer theory & culture courses offered across the university. Readings will include both theoretical texts & case studies both historical & contemporary. Students will complete the course with a critical understanding of what it means to be & “do” queer in contemporary culture. Students will also be equipped to bring queer analytical tools to their everyday & professional encounters with popular culture.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1408