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Speech Communication Association. Interpretation Division



The Speech Communication Association of America was founded in 1914, and was known then as the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking. The Association was renamed the Speech Association of America in 1946, and in 1970 assumed its current name. Also in 1970, the Interpretation Division of the Speech Communication was formed from a group which had been in existence since 1952 and had been known as the Interpretation Interest Group. The Interpretation Division, as was the Interpretation Interest Group before it, is devoted to the professional concerns of teachers of Interpretation, and sponsors conference presentations, publications, and research concerning the profession. The Interpretation Division of the SCA includes teachers of Chamber or Readers Theatre, a technique of staging narrative fiction which was pioneered at Northwestern University by Professor of Interpretation Robert S. Breen.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lilla A. Heston (1927-1984) Papers

Identifier: 20/28
Abstract Lilla Heston was a professor in the Interpretation Department of the School of Speech at Northwestern University. She was a prolific author, editor, and performer, focusing on drama and the interpretation of literature. She wrote numerous articles and reviews relating to literature and performance, edited textbooks on drama, and adapted, directed, and performed in scores of stage productions throughout her career. The Lilla Heston papers are arranged into the following subseries:...
Dates: 1948-1984

Records of the Speech Communication Association, Interpretation Division

Identifier: 55/17

The records of the Interpretation Division of the Speech Communication Association are contained in 6 boxes, spanning the years 1952-1986, with the bulk of the records falling between 1970-1986. The records consist of adminstrative files, convention and conference materials, materials related to the book Performance of Literature in Historical Perspectives (University Press of America, 1983), and the Division's publications.

Dates: 1952-1986

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Oral interpretation--Study and teaching 1
Performing arts--Study and teaching 1
Speech--Study and teaching 1
Theater--Study and teaching 1