The Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry invites contributions for a one-day workshop focused on the role of arts and creative practice in addressing bigotry.
The term bigotry is varied, complex, and changes over time, but has seen a resurgence in recent political debates (McClain 2020). It can manifest as unconscious micro aggressions based on discriminatory biases, and as actions or ideologies that stoke division, hatred, and violence (Jennings 1990).
This workshop will bring together scholars, artists, and creatives to discuss the role that the arts and creativity play in combating bigotry in all its forms. We ask whether creativity, including that situated within universities, can play a role in alleviating tensions and addressing bigotry. Contributors will be asked to present a paper for discussion at the workshop, following which we aim to develop a journal special issue.
For the full call for papers, see here.