The call is now open for the HEA’s third annual Arts and Humanities conference, Heroes and Monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the Arts and Humanities, at The Lowry, Salford Quays, 2 – 4 June 2014.
Heroes and Monsters invites delegates to explore the everyday business of learning and teaching through metaphor and narrative, and to transform academic practice – sometimes taken for granted – into tales of the unexpected.
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.
The three-day conference comprises classic horror, good vs. evil, training montages, cabinet of curiosities and silver bullets (or, as you might also know them, respectively: paper presentations, round table discussions, workshops, posters and PechaKucha sessions). More details on how to contribute to the conference are available on the HEA website. Closing date for submissions is 6 January 2014.
Throughout the conference delegates will consider whether ‘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.
Complete your booking form and read more about the conference at the HEA website.