Previous Holders of the Mary Flexner Lectureship

Names link to biographical information from a variety of sources.

Academic Year Lecturer Subject of Lectures Title of Book
2011 Judith Butler Bodies in Alliance (To Be Announced)
2009 Sanjay Subrahmanyam Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness in Early Modern Eurasia Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness and Violence in Early Modern Eurasia
2007 Rashid Khalidi The United States, the Middle East, and the Cold War Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
2005-06 K. Anthony Appiah The End of Ethics? Experiments in Ethics

1999-2000

Irene Winter

Visual Affect: Aesthetics and the Art of the Ancient Near East

n/a

1992

Oswyn Murray

The Greek Symposium

n/a

1990

Harold Bloom

Shakespeare and Originality

Shakespeare: the Invention of the Human

1987-1988

Natalie Zemon Davis

The Gift in Sixteenth Century France

The Gift in Sixteenth Century France

1984-1985

Svetlana Alpers

The Master's Touch: Rembrandt In (and Out) of Dutch Art

Rembrandt's Enterprise: The Studio and the Market

1982-1983

Gregory Nagy

Pindar's Homer and the Traditions of Greek Lyric Poetry

Pindar's Homer

1981

E. Talbot Donaldson

The Relevance of Chaucer to Shakespeare: Traffic in Stolen Goods

The Swan at the Well: Shakespeare Reading Chaucer

1978-1979

Erika Simon

Festivals of the Athenians

Festivals of Attica

1977-78

 

Stephen Toulmin

Living a Life

n/a

1977-78

Phyllis Lehmann

Cyriacus of Ancona's Egyptian Visit and its Reflection in Paintings by Gentile Bellini and Hieronymus Bosch.

Cyriacus of Ancona 's Egyptian Visit and its Reflections in Gentile Bellini and Hieronymus Bosch

1973-1974

Arnold Momigliano

Political Allegiance in the Ancient World

Alien Wisdom: the Limits of Hellenization

1972-1973

C. R. Boxer

Women in Iberian Expansion Overseas, 1415-1815

Mary and Misogyny: Women in Iberian Expansion Overseas, 1415-1815, some facts, fancies, and personalities

1967-1968

Wolfgang Stechow

The Creative Copy in Visual Arts, Music, Literature

n/a

1966-1967

Kurt Bittel

Hattusha: The Capital of the Hittites

Hattusha: The Capital of the Hittites

1965-1966

Frank Kermode

The Long Perspective, The Theory of Fiction

The Sense of an Ending

1960-1961

Douglas Cooper

Cubism

 

1959-1960

Paul Henry Lang

Music and Christian Worship

 

1955-1956

Jean Seznec

Diderot and Antiquity

Essais sur Diderot et l'Antiquité

1953-1954

Denys Page

The Homeric Odyssey

The Homeric Odyssey

 

1951-1952

 

Isaiah Berlin

The Rise of Modern Political Ideas in the Romantic Age (1700-1830)

 

1946-1947

Arnold Toynbee

Encounters between Civilizations

Incorporated in his Study of History

1945-1946

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

Dogma and Practice in Modern Art

 

1943-1944

Henri Peyre

The Contemporary Novel in France

The Contemporary French Novel

1942-1943

Erich Frank

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophical Understanding and Religious Truth

1941-1942

Gisela Richter

Art of Archaic Greece against its Historical Background

Archaic Greek Art Against its Historical Background: A Survey

1939-1940

Arturo Torres-Rioseco

The Literature of Spanish America

 

1938

Edwin F. Gay

Economic History of England during the Renaissance

 

1937-1938

Erwin Panofsky

Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance

Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance

1935-1936

I. A. Richards

The Interpretation of Prose

The Philosophy of Rhetoric

1932-1933

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Nationalism in Music

National Music

1931-1932

Kirsopp Lake

The Apostle Paul: The Text of the New Testament

Paul, His Heritage and Legacy

1930-1931

Paul Hazard

La Po é sie fran ç aise entre 1815 et 1914

Quatre études: Baudelaire. Romantiques. Sur un cycle poétique. L'homme de sentiment

1929-1930

Alfred North Whitehead

The History of Ideas

Adventures of Ideas,

Chapters 1,2,3,7, & 8

1928-1929

James H. Breasted

The New Crusade

Lectures embodied in The Dawn of Conscience