Fall 2021 Colloquium Series - 19 November
Carrie Jenkins, University of British Columbia :: Sad Love: Romance and the Search For Meaning
Friday, November 19, 2021
Abstract: Abstract: Our dominant romantic paradigm for love centers happiness: we talk of successful relationships being "happy ever after," or of being "happy with someone" if things are going well. I argue that we need a paradigm more accommodating of the full range of human emotional life, including both the "positive" and "negative."