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Dr. Philip Mosley back from serving as visiting scholar in Belgium

Dr. Philip Mosley
Dr. Philip Mosley is now back at Penn State Worthington Scranton teaching and continuing his literary and cinematic research. He is shown here with the two books he used teaching for the Doc Nomads program in Belgium.
4/18/2014 —

Dr. Philip Mosley, professor of English and comparative literature at Penn State Worthington Scranton, recently served as a visiting scholar in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Mosley, who was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by the European Union to participate in its international Doc Nomads course for graduate film students, taught an intensive seminar on Belgian cinema, supervised individual students' essays, and did his own film studies research at the Sint-Lukas campus of the Luca School of Arts.

"This scholarship gave me the opportunity to work with graduate students from all over the world who have undertaken an exciting academic journey, that of the Doc Nomads program, taking them to three different European countries over three semesters,” Dr. Mosley said.

His seminar focused on Belgian cinema and identity, incorporating elements of his book on the cinema of the award-winning Dardenne brothers from southern Belgium.

This was not Dr. Mosley’s first time teaching in Belgium. He was also a Fulbright professor there in 2003-04. 

In addition to teaching the seminar, he resumed research on the recent history of Belgian films.

 “This follows from my history of Belgian cinema, Split Screen,” he explained. “In the early 21st century Belgian filmmakers, both French- and Flemish-speaking, have continued to make imaginative and challenging features, documentaries, and short films.”

Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design provides specialist education and research in the fields of fine art, photography, graphic design, communication design, illustration and comics, interior design, film, animation film and construction technology.

Dr. Mosley is an associate editor of Comparative Literature Studies and works with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council as a Commonwealth Speaker, a Read About It! book discussion group leader, and an outside evaluator.  As well as his PHC activities, he has been prominent in the cultural life of northeastern Pennsylvania, organizing and participating in a number of film festivals and literary events, and serving on museum and film boards. 

A native of England who immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1988, Philip holds a B.A .in English from the University of Leeds, an M.A. in European Literature and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from the University of East Anglia. 

He lives in the rural area between Scranton and Mount Pocono.

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