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2007: Dr. Nancy Moore Goslee


Nancy Moore Goslee, the daughter of a college professor, is an internationally recognized scholar of the nineteenth century British Romantic authors, especially Shelley, Keats, Scott, and Blake. Dr. Goslee received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Smith College, where she received the Babcock Poetry Prize and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her master’s degree and doctorate are from Yale University.

Nancy Goslee joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1970. Over her thirty-six years as a professor at UT, Dr. Goslee’s reputation as a dedicated teacher and as a careful and authoritative scholar has grown. She was director of Graduate Studies in English from 1984 to 1989 and chaired the College of Arts and Sciences Women’s Studies Program (1994-2001). Dr. Goslee was the Lindsay Young Professor of English from 1998 to 2006 and currently is the Humanities Professor, Wood Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of English. She was the University Mace Bearer in 2006. At UT Dr. Goslee has also served on the Faculty Senate, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the Graduate Council, and chair of the Commission for Women (2001-2003).

Professor Goslee’s publications include Bodleian MS. Shelley Adds.e.12: The Homeric Hymns and ‘Prometheus Unbound,’ Scott the Rhymer, and Uriel’s Eye: Miltonic Stationing and Statuary in Blake, Keats, and Shelley. In 1986 Goslee won the Keats-Shelley Association Award for her article “Shelley at Play: Visual and Verbal Sketches in his Prometheus Notebooks.” This association also gave her its Senior Scholar Award in December 2000.