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.
Leviathan 18.3 Now Available
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Leviathan 18.3 includes a special issue on "Late Melvilles," edited and introduced by Cody Marrs. The special issue consists of essays on Melville and democracy across his career as a poet, the development of a mature poetic voice in Clarel, Melville's complicated relation to biography in John Marr, Melville's retirement, and Melville's persona in "Weeds and Wildings," with a lavishly illustrated essay on Melville and Elihu Vedder in Timoleon providing special insight into Melville's relation to the visual arts in his later years. It also includes two book reviews and the annual "Books in Brief" feature, along with "All Astir" and abstracts from ALA.
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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.