Ulrika Carlsson/ Stephen Grosz/ Erin Plunkett
The history of art and literature is a history of unrequited love, which reminds us both of the tragic nature of human experience and of the extraordinary human capacity to transform suffering into beauty. Should we mourn or celebrate unrequited love? What can it teach us about ourselves? Is anyone to blame? We explore responses to unrequited love from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art.
Assistant Professor in Philosophy, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Psychoanalyst and author
Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London
Recorded on 26 September 2017 at the LSE