A former graduate school dean, Dr. Vaillancourt has taught aesthetics for almost 40 years, and won 11 teacher of the year awards/commendations.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Applied Aesthetics

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.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
The Genius Next Door Art Project: Original Arts Research in the College Classroom

The paper describes the process of organizing forty college students to conduct original research, intended for publication, on the beauty of the works of an undiscovered artist.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
Beauty and Healing

Advances in affective neuroscience, especially psychoneuroimmunology, suggest that beauty experiences boost the immune system and, therefore, enhance the healing process.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
The Family Grows: Beauty in Latin America

Beauty in Latin America has evolved over the past one hundred years through three stages—Utopian Roots, Theoretical Constructions, Critical Parings—and each stage reveals the ineffability of beauty.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
Mexico’s Antonio Caso on Beauty: Pleasure and Transcendence

Mexico's Antonio Caso presents the traditional binary of beauty—beauty is a subjective experience with objective claims—in a fascinating and fruitful manner, immensely beneficial to any study of beauty.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
Using the Arts to Impact Society: How the Art of Memoir Preserves the Legacy of Women Religious

This paper describes how Loyola University Chicago aesthetics students employed the memoir artform with retired women religious to contribute to the creation of a community memory for the sisters.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00
Roots and Routes of the Polish Memoir: Creating a Distinct Memoir Ontology

This article examines the roots of the Polish memoir tradition and the routes it took to establish its unique ontology, which should rank it as a leading memoir tradition.

Article: Print

$US10.00

Article: Electronic

$US5.00