What do the arts do for us? In an article featured in Psyche magazine, Dr Emma Gilby discusses why access to art in prison is a human right.
Dr Emma Gilby, Sidney Bye-Fellow and Senior Lecturer in French in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, paid regular visits to HMP Whitemoor last year to deliver seminars and discuss texts with prisoners. This was all part of the national Learning Together network that coordinated visits and arranged sessions between university students and people within prisons who would learn collaboratively.
Emma's article, Access to the arts is a human right, for prisoners as for students, was recently published on the Psyche website.
Her latest book is Descartes's Fictions: Reading Philosophy with Poetics (2019).
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