Carl Wallnér
Thursday 13 June 2024

We are at war both with ourselves and with nature. Without hope of an end, it is as if we are experiencing the loss in advance and mourn in anticipation of it. In 2022, the Swedish Language Council recognised that this grief to come, the ”awaiting grief”, has entered our language, which means that it has also entered our lives. What does this sadness mean? Drawing on both poetry and philosophy, Carl Wallnér seeks to answer this question of the awaiting sorrow. The talk will be followed by a discussion on time, loss and bereavement.

I am immersed in grief, therefore I exist
— Jacques Derrida, 1990

The talk will be held in Swedish.