Trauma and Self-Taught Artistry:
A Lecture and Book Signing with Daniel Wojcik

Saturday, September 30, 2017
4 p.m.
$5 voluntary admission at the door
Free for Intuit Members


Join us for a conversation with Daniel Wojcik, professor at the University of Oregon and author of Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma

In studying the lives of people described as “outsider artists,” one notices that a number of them began creating things in response to trauma, adversity, or personal crisis. This presentation explores how selected self-taught artists have used the creative process to confront and cope with traumatic life events, sometimes in transformative ways.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Daniel Wojcik is Professor of English and Folklore Studies, and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies at the University of Oregon.  His books include The End of the World As We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America; Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art; and Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma, and he has published widely on the topics of apocalyptic belief, alternative spiritualities, visionary culture, subcultures, “outsider art,” and vernacular artistic expression.
Link: https://english.uoregon.edu/ profile/dwojcik