In November, a workshop on grief and aesthetics will take place at the University of York. The workshop is part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Grief: A Study of Human Emotional Experience’. The overarching aim of this project is to develop a detailed, wide-ranging, and integrated account of what it is to experience grief, focusing on aspects of grief that are of considerable theoretical and practical importance but remain poorly understood.
The workshop will focus on themes in Kathleen Higgins’ forthcoming book Aesthetics in Grief and Mourning (University of Chicago Press, 2024). Speakers will explore some of how aesthetic practices shape and regulate the experience of grief over time.
10.30: Tea and coffee
11.00-12.30: Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas at Austin) — ‘Wandering, Mapping, and Domesticating – Emotion Regulation in Grief and the Role of Aesthetic Practices’
12.30-1.30: Buffet lunch
1.30-2.30: Joel Krueger (University of Exeter) — ‘The aesthetics of “grief tech”‘
2.30-3.00: Tea and coffee
3.00-4.00: Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol) — ‘Grievous Loss’
4.00-4.30: Tea and coffee
4.30-5.30: Jussi Saarinen (University of Jyväskylä) — ‘Grieving through painting’
Date and Time:
Friday 10th November 2023: 10:30 – 17:30
BS/104 (The Treehouse) University of York (in-person only)