Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
Volume 21, Number 3 - October 2019
Leviathan 21.3, our third “Melville at 200” special issue, is coming soon, on Project Muse and through the mail to print subscribers! It begins with a special section on “Rereading The Confidence-Man Today,” edited by Rodrigo Lazo and including essays by Samuel Otter, Justine Murison, Meredith Farmer, Peter J. Bellis, Matt Seybold, and Russ Castronovo. The articles include Nicholas Spengler on the “Dog-King” in “The Encantadas”; Cate Louise Mahoney on mourning in The Confidence-Man; Thomas Dikant on Melville’s Victorian war poetry; and Dennis Berthold on Derwent’s conversations in Clarel. The issue includes a poem by Helen Steadman, Dawn Coleman’s “Books in Brief,” and reviews of Michael Jonik’s Herman Melville and the Politics of the Inhuman, by Meredith Farmer, and László Krasznahorkai’s and Ornan Rotem’s The Manhattan Project: A Literary Diary Presented as Twelve Chance Encounters or Coincidences Alongside a Photographic Essay by Ornan Rotem, by Kevin J. Hayes. The issue concludes with All Astir and a photo essay on Mystic Seaport Museum’s 34th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon, by Mary K. Bercaw Edwards. For information about subscribing to Leviathan, click here.