Register for book talk!

I will be speaking next Wednesday, March 24, 2021, on my book, The Creative Underclass, at Concordia University. The talk, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance and the Department of Art Education, will be held on Zoom from 5-7 pm (Montréal). To register for the free talk, please click here.

Announcing virtual book tour

As the pandemic cut short my planned travel to discuss the book with audiences in both the UK and US, I am now planning an online tour.

My virtual book tour begins in March 2021, and I will be presenting ethnographic snapshots from The Creative Underclass. You can find the most up-to-date listing of events here.

Click here to read how I discuss how the book came to be. You can read the introduction to the book for free. Purchase the book and get a 30% discount on the paperback with the coupon E19DENMD.

If you are interested in hosting a public lecture or private talk in an academic or non-academic setting, please contact me at td287 (at) Check back here or sign up for blog updates to get most up-to-date listings and registration details!

Reckoning with the institutional amnesia of art education

Art education scholars have wrestled with the amnesia of our field, or the tendency to not account for and build upon lines of inquiry that have been previously established. In this paper, I consider how accelerated temporalities and politics of knowledge in the academy contribute to this amnesia. I discuss my own orientation to teaching graduate students in which I try to teach an anti-possessive, non-essentialist, and anti-edgy approach to scholarship.

The time to engage with literature, to allow for ideas to mature, and for new lines of time-consuming research to materialize feels like the privilege of the past.

To read and cite: Denmead, T. (2020). Forget This Commentary Too: Cultivating an Antipossessive, Nonessentialist, and Anti-Edgy Approach to Art Education Scholarship, Studies in Art Education, 61:4, 349-355, DOI: 10.1080/00393541.2020.1820839. A free pre-publication version can be read here.