Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
Volume 22, Number 1 - March 2020
The last of four “Melville at 200” special issues, Leviathan 22.1, includes essays by Edouard Marsoin on the eremenos in Billy Budd, by Matthew Knip on the erotic journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk, and by Robert K. Wallace on art in The Melville Society Archive along with a From the Masthead column by Samuel Otter, who has served as the journal’s Editor for the past six years. It also includes a substantial special issue of Extracts edited by Mary K. Bercaw Edwards drawn from the 2019 International Melville Society Conference in New York City, which features a keynote by Wyn Kelley on Melville and Brazil and a keynote by Rodrigo Lazo on Israel Potter and deportation, reports on the conference by Ralph Savarese, Jaime Campomar, John Rocco, Pilar Martínez Benedí, and Shelley Piasecka, a photo gallery of images from the conference, and an All Astir column. The issue contains three reviews: Peter Riley on Kevin Hayes’s Herman Melville: A Critical Life, Jeffrey Hole on Brian R. Pellar’s Moby-Dick and Melville’s Anti-Slavery Allegory, and Jonathan A. Cook on Yoshiaki Furui’s Modernizing Solitude: The Networked Individual in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
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