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Comparative Literature & English

Queering the Quai: Paris’ Magic City

Grenelle Lobby
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 12:10 to 13:30

Patrick Preston, in conversation with Robert Payne,  ‘Queering the Quai: Paris’s Magic City.'

There were drag balls at the Magic City, a pleasure space on the Quai d’Orsay and the Rue de l’Université (right near where AUP is now), from 1900-1934. How are we remembering and forgetting this history, in the contemporary queer Ballroom scene and in the ways that Paris advertises itself now?


Bring your lunch to the Grenelle lobby and join the conversation!

For more information, email Professor Geoffrey Gilbert