Catherine M.S. Gordan
Nightingale Mind Lecture Series

The Catherine M.S. Gordan Nightingale Mind Lecture series celebrates intellectual life at Nightingale. Created several years ago to honor the myriad contributions made to Nightingale by former Associate Head of School Kitty Gordan in her more than 42 years at the school, the annual series focuses on the scholarly pursuits and interests of our faculty, both inside and outside the classroom.

Past Gordan Lectures

The Year of the Bird
Elizabeth Fairbairn
November 26, 2018
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My Heart Yearns: Musical Imagery and Text Setting in Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42
Michael Goede
November 27, 2017

Let's Do the Time Warp Again: Performing Time, Genre, and Spectatorship
Sarah Taylor Ellis, PhD
April 18, 2017

Better to Reign in Hell: The Construction of Satan in John Milton's Paradise Lost
Brad Whitehurst
April 15, 2016
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Staging Voice: Sexuality and Textuality in Modern French Literature
Susan Cohen-Nicole, PhD
May 12, 2015

French Study at Nightingale
Sam Howell
April 22, 2015

Debate at Nightingale
LE Hartmann, PhD and Candi Deschamps
April 11, 2014

Show Me the Money!: A Numismatic Journey Through Roman History
Panayotes Dakouras, PhD
January 28, 2014
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Shakespeare: A Literary Experience, A Performative Reality
John Loughery
March 1, 2013

A Civilized Yogi: The Life of French Explorer Alexandra David Néel, 1868–1969
Heidi Kasevich, PhD
January 22, 2013