Dr. Philip Mosley, professor of English and comparative literature at Penn State Worthington Scranton has been elected to a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Dr. Mosley has been involved with the PHC for the past nine years as a Commonwealth Speaker, giving 50 presentations statewide. He has also served as leader of numerous PHC "Read About It" book discussion groups and is currently an external evaluator for the Council's grant projects.
His term on the PHC council begins Nov. 1.
The PHC is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and partnerships aimed at increasing an understanding and large vision of human life, community and possibility. The Council's programs foster that goal through the sharing of stories and ideas.
In addition to its Commonwealth Speakers Program, it offers grants that support humanities programs centered in the arts, history, literature and other humanities fields. PHC's packaged book discussion program, "Read About It" also serves as a resource for Pennsylvania residents.
Mosley, a published editor and writer who wrote the introduction for, and served as editor of the book "Anthracite! An Anthology of Coal Region Drama" and most recently translated "The Intelligence of Flowers" a re-publication of a celebrated essay by 19th century nature writer Maurice Maeterlinck, has been a faculty member at Worthington Scranton for the past 20 years.
His research interests include comparative literature, film studies, cultural studies and literary translation.
He resides in Gouldsboro, with his wife, Shu-Ching Mosley, an English lecturer at Penn State Worthington Scranton.