Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies appears three times a year in March, June, and October. We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891). Click here for more information.
The Melville Electronic Library is an online resource for Melville texts. Housed on a Hofstra University server, MEL is being developed and maintained by a group of Melville scholars and digital specialists.
To join the Melvillle Society and subscribe to Leviathan, visit Leviathan's Johns Hopkins University Press journal site by clicking here.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum in collaboration with The Melville Society is the established home of the Melville Society Cultural Project and Melville Society Archive. The Melville Society Archive is housed at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Research Library, where significant works from this collection are also on display. The Melville Society Cultural Project also sponsors a book donation program and presents exciting annual events including the Moby-Dick Marathon and a Birthday Lecture.
ALA 2017 Annual Conference, Boston, MA
May 25-28 2017
The Westin Copley Place - 10 Huntington Avenue - Boston, MA 02116
Melville Society ALA Panels
Thursday, May 25, 2017: 1:30-2:50 pm: Session 4-F:
Melville and the Historical Imagination
Organizer & Chair: Hoang Gia Phan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1. "'Warmest climes but nurse the cruelest fangs': Melville and the Global South," John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University
2. "Melville and the Scientific-Historical Imagination," Britt Rusert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
3. "'Black Artillery': Race and Revolt in Herman Melville's Battle Pieces and Aspects of War," Lenora Warren, Colgate University
Respondent: Hoang Gia Phan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Friday, May 26, 2017: 3:40-5:00 pm: Session 12-K:
Melville and Literary Influence: Reframing Tradition
Organizer & Chair: David Greven, The University of South Carolina
1. "Melville, Mathew Arnold, and the Role of the Critic," K. L. Evans, (aka Kim Leilani Evans), Cornell University
2. "Nothing less is here essayed": Language and Authorship in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Kacie Fodness, University of South Dakota
3. "Black Boys and White Whales: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Conversation with Herman Melville," Caroline Chamberlin Hellman, City Tech, CUNY
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New York Public Library
Short-term Research Fellowships
Graduate students or other affiliated academics whose work would benefit from visiting the Manuscripts and Archives Division to view collections such as the Gansevoort-Lansing collection, and Duyckinck family papers are encouraged to apply.