A one-day interdisciplinary workshop on the nature of romantic love, with readings, talks, and lots of time for discussion. Funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

PLUS evening event: a screening of artist Angela Fama's major work What is Love, with a live Q&A with the artist, and the first screening of collaborative videopoetry by Ray Briggs and Swoon! 7pm on December 4th, at the Fox Cabaret.


When and where

4th December 2017

Talks: Buchanan Building, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Evening Screening: The Fox Cabaret

Both venues are wheelchair accessible


Schedule (draft: subject to change)

9:30-10:30 Andrea Iacona and Jose Diez, Professors of Philosophy and authors of Amore e Altri Inganni (Love and Other Deceptions)
11:15-12:15 Vicki Larson, Journalist and co-author of The New "I Do"
12:15-1:15 LUNCH
1:15-2:15 Celine Song, Playwright
2:30-3:30 Moira Weigel, Research Fellow at Harvard and author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Modern Dating
3:45-4:45 Jesse Wolfe, Professor of English and author of Bloomsbury, Modernism and the Reinvention of Intimacy
7pm at the Fox Cabaret: Angela Fama, Artist and creator of What is Love


To Join

Attendance at both daytime talks and evening screening is free and open to all, but advance registration is required for both parts of the event. Space at both venues is limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, or for any enquiries, get in touch!