Linfield University "Last Lecture" Series


What’s Love Got to Do with It? Apologia for a Lifelong Literary Education

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42 minutes 50 seconds

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Education | English Language and Literature | Higher Education | Literature in English, North America | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Reading and Language | Women's Studies


Barbara Kitt Seidman, professor of English and former vice-president for academic affairs/dean of faculty at Linfield College, delivers her "last lecture" to the college community, sharing her love for literature and how teaching has enabled her to continue learning.

Seidman joined the Linfield faculty in 1983. She received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2005 to 2008, Seidman had the distinction of being the first woman to serve as Linfield's vice-president for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.


Sponsored by the Linfield College Office of Institutional Advancement.