It’s our pleasure to announce the lecture “Moby-Dick and America’s Dilemma” by John Alvis, Professor of English at the University of Dallas and Director of the American Studies Program, on Thursday, November 14, at 5:00 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College. The lecture is sponsored by The Franklin Forum, the Government Department, and the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).  Professor Alvis is the author of Hawthorne as Political Philosopher (Transaction Press, 2011) and the editor of Areopagitica and Other Political Writings of John Milton (Liberty Fund, 1999), among other works.  The Franklin Forum is a student-led reading and discussion group at Skidmore College and this semester the students are reading Moby-Dick.