Kindelan to Talk About Higher Education’s ‘Hidden Gem’: The Liberal Arts

Nancy Kindelan, Ph.D., a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, will give a presentation titled “The Hidden Gem on Your Campus” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 in The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.

Her speech will highlight the value of the liberal arts and the impact on and integration of the liberal arts across all disciplines.

Kindelan teaches dramatic literature courses, but her tenure at Northeastern University has also included teaching interdisciplinary courses, honors courses, performance classes, script analysis and directing plays. In 2004 she received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award. She also taught dramatic literature, theatre history and acting courses at Dartmouth College where she directed plays at the Hopkins Center. She has taught and directed at other colleges and universities, and has directed at professional theatres throughout the New England area.

Some of the productions she has directed include “Our Town,” “A Doll House,” “West Side Story” and “A view from the Bridge.” She directed the premiere productions of “Children of Drancy” and “First Night.”

Kindelan is a published author of books and journal articles that focus on artistic literacy, and modernist theories and practices regarding drama. Her book “Artistic Literacy: Theatre Studies and a Contemporary Liberal Education” received a special honorable mention for the Outstanding Book Award from the Association of Theatre in High Education in 2013.

Kindelan earned a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature and Criticism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she wrote on the acting theories of Michael Chekhov.

Her visit is part of the 2015-2016 Wilkin Event Series. The focus of this series is visual literacy, which pertains to identifying, reading and interpreting images. A number of other lectures and discussions on the topic will be held throughout the school year in the Mazza Museum. For more information, contact event chair and art history professor Marie Louden-Hanes, Ph.D., at (419) 701-8713 or at [email protected].

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