Our final class for the Utopias series will dig into readings of utopia by feminist and queer scholars. We'll pair Lee Edelman's call for a queer turning away from futurity ("fuck the waif from Les Miz") with Lisa Duggan's conversation with José Esteban Muñoz — a theorist who continually called for queer futurity — about the uses of hope and hopelessness. Muñoz died suddenly in 2013.
"The Future is Kid Stuff: Queer Theory, Disidentification, and the Death Drive" (Lee Edelman)
"Hope and Hopelessness: A Dialogue" (Lisa Duggan and José Esteban Muńoz)
"Vacating the Here and Now For a There and Then: Remembering José Muńoz" (Emily Colucci, The Los Angeles Review of Books)
More on our Utopia series, including bonus resources, can be found at husci.org/utopias