future NO future: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Future of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hope and Hopelessness
September 18, 2010, 2:54 pm
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Future NO Future has come and gone. Two days jam-packed with intriguing papers and lively discussion. An inspiring and provoking keynote. New friends. Food and drink. Minds broadened.

Someone asked me: After all is said and done, is there a future or not?

Answer: Despite a thoughtfulness for the past. A skepticism towards existing ideas of futurity. A resounding yes, I’d say.

On a “final” note. I leave you with a friendly mix of hopeful and hopeless songs.

Dedicated to you, future dead feminists and queer theorists.

Hope and Hopelessness

I Love You (Me Either) Cat Power & Karen Elson
Just Like a Woman Calexico & Charlotte Gainsbourg
Toxic Girl Kings Of Convenience
Love Is Overtaking Me Arthur Russell
Future Primitive Papercuts
Quiet Dog Mos Def
We Dance Alone Beck
Feeling Without Touching Glass Candy
American Is Waiting Brian Eno & David Byrne
Corporeal Broadcast
Round and Round Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Fight This Generation Pavement
Femme Fatale (Stereo) The Velvet Underground & Nico
Nowhere Fast The Smiths
God Save the Queen The Sex Pistols