Brock Education
A Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Brock Education Journal Special Issue on

"Aesthetic Interventions: Implications for Social Justice through Art & Performance "
Spring 2018

Call for Manuscripts


Brock Education is inviting submissions for a special issue on "Aesthetic Interventions: Implications for Social Justice through Arts & Performance" guest edited by Dr. Spy Dénommé-Welch (Brock University) and Dr. Barbara McNeil (University of Regina). This special issue will be published in Spring 2018.

This special issue examines notions of aesthetic intervention and social justice through art and performance, as well as interdisciplinary arts practice, theory and methodology, and arts education. In recent decades, artists, writers and scholars have been investigating a range of topics including Indigenous-settler relations, gender and race, power and privilege through practice, theory and criticism, while moving in new directions within fields of Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and beyond.

We welcome contributions that investigate the intersections of art, pedagogy and social justice within in a variety of settings and platforms - ranging from the academy, theatre space, concert halls and galleries, new media, film and video, digital and analog technologies - which become forms of aesthetic intervention used to disrupt, deconstruct, or reconstruct notions of hegemony and colonialism.

Possible topics include:

  • Pedagogy of aesthetics in community, arts-based research practice
  • Decolonizing aesthetic experience in artistic creation and representation
  • Aesthetics of gender and sexuality in art, literature and performance
  • Epistemological implications of social justice in arts education
  • Indigeneity and equity issues through socio-political arts

Author Guidelines:

All manuscripts should follow APA guidelines and the file should be submitted in RTF file format. Length of papers must be under 6,000 words (excluding references) and should include a 150 word abstract. Illustrations or sound files may accompany articles; high-resolution digital files (JPEGs preferred) must be provided upon article acceptance. All copyright permissions must be obtained by the author prior to publication.

All manuscripts must ensure that the cover sheet of your manuscript specifically states that the submission is intended for this Special Issue. In addition, please include a brief note to this effect with your online submission.

The final date for submission of manuscripts is April 30, 2017

Please feel free to contact the guest editors if you have questions regarding the suitability of your topic: sdenommewelch [at] brocku [dot] ca and barbara.mcneil [at] uregina [dot] ca

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