Faculty Development Committee

Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Lectureship

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, October 14, 2016

Skidmore College established this lectureship in 1957 to honor special achievement in research and/or creative work by members of its faculty. This lecture is usually held during the month of February. The list of past lecturers and their topics reflects the varied interests and disciplines of the faculty.

1958  Joseph S. G. Bolton, "New Light on Shakespeare" 
1959 Miriam Benkovitz, "Fanny Burney: The Making of a Novelist"
1960 Stanley Saxton, "Music from the West Indies"
1961   Ernst Waldinger, "Tradition and Poetry"
1962 Agnes Gelinas, "Collegiate Education for Nursing"
1963 T. S. Krawiec, "An Essay on Values"
1964 Sonja Karsen, "Jaime Torres Bodet: A Poet in a Changing World"
1965 Alfrida Storm, "The Heritage of America"
1966 Everett V. Stonequist, "Race Relations and the Great Society"
1967 Henry C. Galant, "The French Doctor and the State"
1968 Edwin M. Moseley, "The Outsider as Hero and Anti-Hero"
1969 Denton Crocker, "Crayfishes, Biology and Values: A Personal View”
1970 Yu-Kuang Chu, "A Comparative Study of Language Reforms in China
and Japan"
1971   Louise Elliott Dalby, "The Great War and Women's Liberation"
1972 Harry Prosch, "Cooling the Modern Mind: Polanyi's Mission”
1973 Erwin L. Levine, "The Ghost of John C. Calhoun and American Politics"
1974 Edward Hausman, "Who Says Practice Makes Perfect?"
1975  David Marcell, "An Appreciation of Henry Adams"
1976 Laurence Josephs, "The Skidmore Poems: A Retrospective"
1977 Darnell Rucker, "The Substance of the Self"
1978 Alan Brody, "Courtships, Bar Mitzvahs and Other Things"
1979 Ruth Lakeway, "La Lirica de Camera: The Twentieth Century Renaissance
of the Italian Art Song"
1980 Robert Boyers, "Confronting the Present: Politics, Fiction, Autobiography"
1981 Earl Pardon, "Retrospective Exhibition"
1982 Kenneth G. Johnson, "The Elusive Strand--an Exercise in Paleogeography"
1983 Mary Ellen Fischer, "The Politics of Leadership in a Small Communist State:
Nicolae Ceausescu and the Romanian Communist Party, 1965-1982"
1984 George C. Green, "What Has Sound to do with Music? (A Composer, A
Composition, Some Ideas—An Illustrative Lecture)"
1985  William Brynteson, "Historicism, Manuscripts and Edward I of England"
1986 Thomas S. W. Lewis, "To Do, To Be, To Suffer: The Memoirs of Ulysses
S. Grant"
1987 Harry F. Gaugh, "Edges"

William S. Brown, "Ecology, Populations, and Rattlesnakes: A Decade of Field Research"

1989  Regis C. Brodie, "The Creative Process: An Artist's Point of View"
1990 Carolyn Anderson, "The Living Newspaper: Evolution and Revolution"
1991 Regina M. Janes, "Beheadings in Progress"

Tadahisa Kuroda, "How to Electthe President: Answers from the Early

1993 Terence Diggory, "Collaborative Creation: The Case of Oranges"
1994 Charles M. Joseph, "The Fictional Stravinsky: Unmasking the Icon"
1995 Charlotte Goodman, "Literary Biography: Fashioning a Female Subject"
1996 David Domozych, “The Life of a Plant Cell: Building and Holding the Fort”
1997 Ralph Ciancio, “Seeing What Nabokov is Saying”
1998 Sheldon Solomon, "Grave Matters on the Role of Death in Life"
1999 Jeffrey O. Segrave, "The Modern Olympic Games"
2000 Susan S. Lehr, "Barbarous Women and Invisible Children: Evolution of
a Researcher's Research"

Mary Ann Foley, "Sharing a Fascinating Journey: The Study of Children's
Memory Confusions"

2002  Penny Jolly, "Pregnant Moments: Maternity Clothing as Metaphor in
15th-Century Netherlandish Art"
2003 Rajagopal Parthasarathy, "Writing Between the Lines: The Politics and
Poetics of Translation”
2004 Roy Rotheim, “J. M. Keynes and the Struggle for Genius”
2005 Mary Stange, “Wilderness, Real and Imagined, and Wild Women”
2006 Pola Dobry Baytelman, "Piano Music of the Americas”

Roy H. Ginsberg, “Exorcising the Ghosts of Europe's Past? 50 Years
of European Integration”

2008 John Anzalone, "From Propaganda to Pity: French Graphic Culture
in WWI"
2009 Denise Smith, "Sudden Cardiac Death: Why Are Firefighters at Risk?"
2010 Reginald Lilly, “Trauma---Beauty”
2011 Alice Dean, “Layers, Lines and Boxes: Some Mathematical Puzzles
and Pearls”
2012 Catherine Golden, "Victorian Culture on Display: Decorative Objects
in 'the time of chivalry...the age of steam' "
2013  Bernard Possidente, "Circadian Biological Clocks: How Flies Time When They're Having Fun"
2014 Gregory Pfitzer, "The Unpopularity of Popular History: A Scholar's Pursuit of Non-Scholarly Things"
2015 Steve Stern, “Creative Amnesia or the Persistence of Magic”
2016 Jennifer Delton, “When We Were Liberal: Explaining the Twentieth Century”
2017 Pushkala Prasad, "(Ir)resistible and (Dis)reputable Empire: Racialized Capitalism and the Tainting of Brand USA"


  1. For purposes of this faculty award for scholarly or artistic achievement, academic research and creative work are to be considered on a par. The latter term refers to creative work in the arts, literature, and other areas and may result in forms of presentation other than a formal lecture, such as a reading, performance, or exhibition.
  2. Quality of the work should be the primary criterion for selection among the eligible. The standard of quality should be such that publication of the research study or presentation of the creative work shall significantly enhance the academic reputation of the College.
  3. Inasmuch as the purpose of this award is to encourage faculty research and creative work at Skidmore, the faculty member should have done the bulk of the work that serves as the basis of his or her selection while a member of the Skidmore faculty.
  4. Primary consideration should be given to recent scholarship of exceptional quality; secondary consideration should be given to a record indicating a continuing history of scholarship (as opposed to a single notable accomplishment) and evidence of active current scholarship.
  5. Though recipients of this award should be selected primarily on the basis of individual merits, consideration may also be given to ‘fair distribution’ issues. These include the desire for diversity of discipline, gender, and ethnic background.
  6. Only when other things are equal should priority be given to seniority in academic rank or length of service at Skidmore.

ONLINE Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Lectureship Nomination Form: http://www.skidmore.edu/dof-vpaa/awards/moseley-lecture-nomination.php