During the last two years of the pandemic, death and grief have become both more frequent and less accessible, as society struggles with the collective experience of an ambiguous loss whose scale and scope are still to be determined. How do scholars articulate and mediate the taboos and silences around dying and the memory of the dead? Join Concordia PhD Myriam Gerber, whose recent dissertation investigates the complex layers of memory and silence surrounding an unmarked communal grave from the Holocaust, and Rebecca Duclos, whose scholarly work on death, dying and representation is paired with her work as a death doula in palliative care, for a conversation about the ways they find to speak the unspeakable in an era still dominated by what Phillippe Aries calls “invisible death.”
How can you participate? Attend the discussion in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering forthe Zoom webinar or watching live on 4th Space's YouTube channel.