In an effort to explore the effects of the pandemic the aim of the Symposium on April 19 and 20, 2021 was to study emotional responses in the following three moments in the unfolding of (de)confinement: (1) undergoing forceful separation at the outbreak of the pandemic, (2) experiencing loss during the pandemic and (3) embracing change and reimagining a life after the pandemic. Some questions open to discussion included, how do emotions in these stages affect corporeality, community, lived experience, identity and religious practice?
Anthony Dupont concluded the Symposium with his lecture entitled ‘Augustine’s Tears: a Plea for the Virtue of Honesty”
- Proceedings of the symposium will appear as The Passions in the Platonic Tradition, Patristics and Late Antiquity in VOX PATRUM vol. 81, March 2022 [Editor: Marcin R. Wysocki (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin), Guest Editor: Pablo Irizar (McGill University)]