Applied aesthetics (dancing, painting, singing, sculpting, acting) creates mini workshops that help students enhance their ability to perceive more beauty and more details in the world around them.
||Applied Aesthetics, Beauty, Dance, Visual & Applied Arts, Education, Transformative Learning, Performing Arts, Engagement Teaching, Aesthetics, Sculpture, Poetry
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.111-120.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.344MB).
Dr. Vaillancourt has served as chairman of humanities and graduate school dean, but he considers aesthetics his expertise and passion. He completed formal training in the field by majoring at the undergraduate level in philosophy and French literature and by specializing at the doctoral level in phenomenology and existentialism, with extensive study in the intersection of philosophy and literature. He won a French government scholarship, Fulbright grant, two Lilly grants, post-doctoral NEH grant, another NEH grant to serve as a Project Director, Title III grant, and 11 teacher of the year awards/commendations. He has created and taught six undergraduate and graduate courses in aesthetics, ranging from Philosophical Themes in Nobel Prize literature to Philosophy and Theatre, and, of course, Aesthetics. His publications include two books, dozens of articles, and three translations. He also edited a national magazine, Life Beat, for four years. Currently, he is writing for his website (www.kathyanddan.org) and completing two books, a philosophical novel (Aania) and Genius Next Door Beauty Series. He dances and plays the tenor recorder. Like Dostoevsky, he believes beauty changes the world.
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