Beauty and the Beast: plurality and polyvocality of poetry and art

WEBB, J. (Speaker), Hetherington, P. (Speaker), Paul MUNDEN (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

In pre-Renaissance times the suite of practices we now call art were simply a minor set within the larger set of all skilful and practical operations. Subsequently it was imbued with the spirit of 'good': as good for nation and community formation; for learning and being; for healing the hurt and the broken; and for arresting the worst instances of injustice and abuse. But alongside this are contradictory articulations - of art for arts sake as elitist. In this paper we explore the plurality and polyvocality of art to consider how it might be mobilised to protect and preserve human rights.
Period27 Jun 2018
Held atCarnival II symposium
Event typeConference
LocationWinchester, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational