Leviathan

whale-trp200Leviathan: 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 Eaton Portrait

Herman Melville JOEaton 95ppi 250wBy permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University: 61Z-4

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Melville Electronic Library

mel-thumb-crpd-3The 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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Melville Society Cultural Project

Melville Society and New Bedford Whaling Museum Cultural Project 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.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

BHS FB HM portraitHerman Melville's Arrowhead Facebook Group page of the Berkshire Historical Society. Celebrating historical Berkshire County and Herman Melville's Arrowhead, the farm and home where Melville lived while writing Moby-Dick.

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Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies

Vol. 20 – No. 2

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Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, volume 20, issue 2, is now available through Project Muse at http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/38709, and dues-paying members of The Melville Society can expect copies in the mail in the next month. The issue contains a cluster of essays on digital approaches to Melville’s marginalia in Shakespeare, Milton, and Home, guest-edited by Steven Olsen-Smith and Christopher Ohge of Melville’s Marginalia Online and including contributions from Peter Norberg and Tony McGowan as well as the guest editors. Notably, these pieces also have multiple student co-contributors. The issue also includes pieces from Warren Broderick on Melville and a “young Scotch Artist” and John Gretchko on Melville’s will and three reviews: Joel Pfister on Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein’s Norton Critical Edition of Pierre; Jennifer Greiman on Branka Arsić and K. L. Evans’s collection Melville’s Philosophies; and Christopher Phillips on Brian Yothers’s Sacred Uncertainty. “All Astir,” a Bezanson Archive Fellowship Report from Meaghan Fritz, and MLA 2018 abstracts round out the issue. For information on subscribing to Leviathan, see https://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=2102

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Fellowships and Scholarships


Melville Society Archive
Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship
 
 
The Melville Society, under the auspices of the Melville Society Cultural Project in New Bedford, offers an annual fellowship to help a scholar undertake research on Herman Melville at the Society’s Archive in the Research Library of the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

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.

 

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From Our Photo Collections

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Woodlawn Cemetary

WoodlawnWoodlawn Cemetary - final resting place of Herman, his wife, Elizabeth, and other family members. Click here to view photos of the gravesites.

125th Anniversary Celebration

125th Woodlawn

A celebration of Melville's life at Woodlawn Cemetary on the 125th anniversary of his passing.

Lansingburgh Historical Society

Melville House

Melville lived for nine years in this Lansingburgh house. It was here that he wrote Typee and Omoo

Berkshire Historical Society

ArrowheadMelville's Arrowhead home and farm in Pittsfield, MA where he wrote Moby-Dick and lived for most of the 1850s.