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Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities,
The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, 2-4 June 2014.
About the conference
Monsters dwell in the hinterlands of the known world, symbolic expressions of cultural unease. Inhabitants of an imagined realm adjunct to the everyday, monsters offer powerful tropes and tools for learning and teaching in the arts and humanities.
Our third annual arts and humanities conference invites you to explore the everyday business of learning and teaching through metaphor and narrative, and so transfigure the ‘taken-for-grantedness’ of academic practice into fantastic tales of the unexpected.
This conference asks how monsters can unnerve and innervate those working in arts and humanities higher education today. We consider how monstrous pedagogies can disrupt the realities and habits of higher education in the arts and humanities, and articulate different ways of being for learners and teachers in the disciplines.
Call for papers
We are calling for the following contributions which engage with the conference theme:
• pre-conference workshop
Who should attend
All who are engaged with supporting learning and teaching the Arts and Humanities in higher education. This includes but is not limited to higher education teaching staff, Programme Leaders and Faculty Deans, archivists, librarians, technicians. learning technologists, academic developers, graduate students and graduate teaching assistants.
Arts and Humanities disciplines include:
Archaeology, Area Studies, Art and Design, Cinematics and Photography, Classics, Comics Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and Music, Digital Humanities, English, Gothic Studies, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Vampire Studies.
More details can be found via the conference website at http://bit.ly/monsters14 , or please feel free to email me at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.