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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.
Melville Society MLA 2017 - 2 Panels - 2 CFPs
Two Panels - 2 Calls for Papers: Modern Language Association
Philadelphia January 5-8 2017
The panel will look into how Melville's works from Mardi on problematize categorial divides, confusing living and non-living, persons and things, prophetic and rational, sacred and profane. Sometimes they do that by turning terrestrial landscapes, oceanic milieus and vegetal life into agencies that revise what counts as a person and what constitutes the experience of suffering. In other instances obscurity concerning what or who counts as living is maintained by rendering humans as beings that are passive to the point of becoming inanimate, or by dignifying what is low and material and demoting what is divine. Topics: persons and things, taxonomies of the human; biological politics, vitalism, vegetal and animal life, extinction.
Please send CV and 250 word abstract to Branka Arsic (ba2406ATcolumbia.edu) by March 1, 2016. Please substitute @ for the AT being used to block spambots.
Melville and Black Lives Matter
This panel seeks papers that address how Melville's art both speaks to racial crises and mediates philosophical dilemmas, political unrest, concepts of history etc. Black writers (Ralph Ellison, C.L.R. James, Toni Morrison, George Lamming, David Bradley, and more) turned to Melville's literary forms and provocative content to engage historical and political transformation in the Americas. What is it in Melville's aporias, assemblages, and abstractions that we can continue to excavate for its relevance to social conflict—especially conflict where racial/ethnic/queer difference is performed, expressed, and/or represented? Topics may include but are certainly not limited to: attention to interventions by one or more of the black writers mentioned above; racial violence; police brutality; prison reform/abolition; the rise/fall imperial states; totalitarianism; race and neoliberalism; New World Slavery; inequality in Latin America; US/Middle East turmoil.
Please send 250 word abstract and short bio to Chris Freeburg: ccfreeburgATgmail.com by March 15 2016. Please substitute @ for the AT being used to block spambots.
|20 Oct 2017|
Reading: Billy Budd in the Breadbox
|21 Oct 2017|
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Course: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
|31 Oct 2017|
CUP: Herman Melville in Context, ed. Kevin J. Hayes
|31 Oct 2017|
NUP - Publication of the Final Volume of the Fifteen-Volume Writings of Herman Melville Series
|31 Oct 2017|
R&L: Melville Among the Philosophers
|31 Oct 2017|
UMP: Herman Melville: Among the Magazines
|02 Nov 2017|
Jay Leyda Symposium, "A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda"
|07 Nov 2017|
Registration opens for NBWM Moby-Dick Marathon
Click here for more information and application details.
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.