In the Wake of the Plague Event Recordings

This past spring, Dartmouth College hosted the "In the Wake of the Plague: Eros & Mourning" interdisciplinary conference. Event recordings are now available to view online.

"In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning" was an interdisciplinary symposium on COVID, grief, love, loss, and community during a time of plagues that adopted philosophical, aesthetic (literary, film, theater, music), classical, political, medical, and clinical perspectives. Events were originally held April 21st though the 24th, 2022 at Dartmouth College.

Recordings of the live streamed lectures have now been made available for the public audience. Select the images below to access each of the event recordings.


1. In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning: Opening Remarks by the Organizers


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2. In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning: Arlene Saxonhouse, "Three Plagues: Eros, Loss, and Community in Ancient Greek Thought"

Moderators: Yi Wu & Klaus Mladek


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3. In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning: Panel 1: In the Wake of Biopolitics

Jed Dobson, Todd McGowan, Eric Santner

Moderator: Aden Evens


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4. In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning: Panel 2: Eros, War, Threnody

Andrea Nightingale, Johanna Hanink, Yi Wu

Moderator: Margaret Graver


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5. In the Wake of the Plague: Eros and Mourning: Alenka Zupančič, "Father, Can't You See I'm Burning?"

Moderators: James Godley & Klaus Mladek


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This conference was sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Dartmouth Institute, the Department of English and Creative Writing, the Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts and Humanities, the Palliative Care Program, the Ethics Institute, the Eric Eichler '57 Fellowship for Health Care Leaders, the Society of Fellows, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, the Government Department, Digital Humanities, the Department of Music, the Department of Classics, the Department of German Studies, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Program in African and African American Studies, the Department of Art History, the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Geography, the Dartmouth Student Union, Harvard Humanities Center, the Center for Death and Society (University of Bath), the Good Grief Festival (Lucy Selman, the University of Bristol) and the Why Theory Podcast (Todd McGowan and Ryan Engley).