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.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland
“Melville and Americanness: A Problem”
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In “Hawthorne and His Mosses” Melville wrote that “no American writer should write like an Englishman, or a Frenchman; let him write like a man, for then he will be sure to write like an American.” This conference invites participants to explore the ways in which Melville’s ‘Americanness’ intersects with current thought on:
(Proposals dealing with other topics are welcome)
One page abstracts for 20 minute papers should be no more than 250 words and include a working title and the author’s name and email address.
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.