Lee To Welcome Film Scholar To Campus

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Terry Lindvall
Dr. Terry Lindvall

Lee University Department of Communication Arts will host Dr. Terry Lindvall, a film scholar who will explore the way the sacred can inform the comic, on Tuesday. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Communication Arts Building, Room 114. 

Dr. Lindvall, the C. S. Lewis chair of communication and Christian thought at Virginia Wesleyan College, will present “Hollywood Teaches Us to Pray: A Century of Exemplary and Revelatory Prayers in Hollywood’s Comedy Films” as part of Lee University’s Centennial Lecture Series. 

Dr. Lindvall writes and speaks on film around the nation. In addition to his role as professor, he is the author of six books, including one used at Lee University, “Celluloid Sermons.” 

“Known for his quick wit, his presentations are considered close to stand-up comedy, yet still centered on faith and film,” said Dr. Mike Smith, professor of public relations at Lee. 

An ordained Congregational minister, Dr. Lindvall has taught at Duke University School of Divinity, College of William and Mary, and Fuller Seminary, among others. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from University of Southern California. 

The Centennial Lecture Series, sponsored by Lee University Office of Academic Affairs, will take place throughout 2018 as the university celebrates its 100th year. 

Tuesday’s lecture is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. 

For more information about the event, contact the Communication Arts Department at 614-8341.



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