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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Critical Arts

For a Special Issue on
Engaging pedagogy through the arts

Abstract deadline
30 November 2022

Manuscript deadline
15 February 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Kris Rutten, Ghent University
[email protected]

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Engaging pedagogy through the arts

The aim of this special issue is to bring together original contributions that explore what notions such as ‘engaged’ and ‘critical’ pedagogy can or should imply within the context of current global crises or in relation to specific situated challenges and contested spaces. We approach the notion of pedagogy in a broad sense, i.e. not only referring to schooling in formal settings but also to broader processes of knowledge production,mediation and sharing which can be found in public and cultural pedagogy at large. The aim is to understand what the role can be of (critical) art to conceptualize, contest and/ or develop an engaged and critical pedagogy.

We address the following non-exhaustive questions: What kind of strategies can be developed for engaged and critical pedagogy through the ‘detour’ of art? How can art be conceptualized as a form of engaged and critical pedagogy? How can notions such as ‘engaged’ and ‘critical’ be rhetorically unpacked and critically assessed in relation to or starting form specific artistic practices? What do such pedagogies imply within a digital and increased algorithmic culture? What does it imply to engage critically with pedagogical (art) institutions and spaces?

As such, the theme of the special issue – engaging pedagogy through the arts – can be approached from a broad range of interrelated perspectives: exploring an ‘engaged pedagogy’ based on or in relation to specific artistic practices; critically ‘engaging’ with art within pedagogy; using art as a lens to critically ‘engage’ with pedagogy and pedagogical spaces.

The special issue aims to source papers that are theoretical, methodological and/or empirical discussions of existing bodies of art and pedagogical approaches, or that are reflections by artists on their practice in relation to engaged pedagogy. Contributions can be situated at the intersections of cultural studies, educational studies, critical pedagogy, rhetorical theory and criticism, and authors can grapple with the work of scholars such as bell hooks, Paolo Freire, Henry Giroux, Gert Biesta, Gayatri Spivak, Kenneth Burke, Handel Kashope Wright… among many others.

Submission Instructions

Deadline for abstracts: Please send your abstracts of 300 words by November 30th 2022 to [email protected].

Deadline for article submission: based on the selection of the abstracts full papers will need to be submitted by: February 15th 2023.

Information and instructions for authors: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RCRC

Further inquiries about the special issue: [email protected]

Alternatively, contact the Critical Arts editorial office at [email protected] or the editor-in-chief, Keyan Tomaselli at [email protected]

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