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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 September 2007
... publications, as usual, Moby-Dick receives the most attention, and little significant appears on the poetry, the less-read novels, or even the stories, with the exception of “Benito Cereno.” It is a banner year for Billy Budd criticism, however, both in single-text articles and in two books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 September 2005
...John Samson Duke University Press 2005 3 Melville John Samson Moby-Dick continues to be receive the most scrutiny, with this year’s publications including two books and a special issue of Leviathan. ‘‘Bar- tleby, the Scrivener’’ and Billy Budd, Sailor are also the focus...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 37–45.
Published: 01 September 2022
... social fabric not necessarily suspensions of reality or mere 40 Melville authorial fantasy. In a consonant essay , Billy Budd: The Eromenos Has to Die ( pp. 9 27), Édouard Marsoin reads Billy Budd not only as the birthplace of modern homosexuality, but also as the deathbed of classical pederasty...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2000
... an extensive and revealing analysis of Billy Budd, Sailor, considered as part of a contemporaneous recuperation of sacrifice that engaged sociologists . . . theologians . . . and literary authors Nicholas O. Warner in Too Sober or Too Drunken: Melville s Di- alogics of Drink pp. 155 78 in Spirits...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the poetry, and Billy Budd, Sailor were the focus of substantial critical atten- tion. Two notable collections appeared: a special double issue of ESQ (46, i–ii [2000]) on ‘‘ The Hawthorne-Melville Relationship ed. Robert K. Martin and Leland S. Person; and Melville ‘‘Among the Nations’’ : Proceed...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2004
...John Samson Duke University Press 2004 3 Melville John Samson This year sees the publication of several book-length projects devoted to Melville: biography, criticism, and a collection of new essays on Billy Budd. Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies (4, i–ii...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of “American exceptionalism” in Billy Budd. i  Biographies, Editions, and Reference Works In “Melville Reviews and Notices, Continued” (Leviathan 13, i: 88–115) Scott Norsworthy collects 78 new reviews, notices, and mentions dis- covered by Richard E. Winslow III mostly in microfilms of 19th-century...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... understanding of democracy with that of Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Norberg 39 focusing on the paradoxical yet creative tension between equality and sovereignty in American democratic culture. Tracking Melville’s fig- ures of democracy from Redburn to Billy Budd, Greiman concludes that “the power...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to Jakob in Franz Grillparzer’s 1847 story ‘‘Der Arme Spielmannadding nothing new to the body of ‘‘Bartleby’’ criticism. Ann Smock in ‘‘Tongue-Tied: Blanchot, Melville, Des Forêts’’ (MLN 114: 1037–61) reads ‘‘Bartleby’’ and Billy Budd, Sailor in light of Maurice Blanchot’s formulation...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and abroad. “Texts” covers all the major writings, either combining several works in one essay or providing intensive readings of single texts, as with Moby-Dick, Clarel, and Billy Budd. A final short section, “Meanings,” examines the growth of Melville’s reputation, his influence on contem- porary...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 33–51.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that ranks as one of the truly great achievements of American literary scholarship. In , Northwestern had con dently predicted that all books would be available in four years. e last of them to appear, Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Uncompleted Writings, nally emerged in . In an appro- priately celebratory...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Fathers, Devoted Sons, and the Patriarchal Pieties of Melville and Douglass,” pp. 300–336 in Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, where a family tintype of Malcolm Melville in uniform omi- nously connects his death to Billy Budd. Wallace identifies in Herman a Vere-like “repressed filicidal...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 33–47.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relationship with Hawthorne, this failure does not detract from the strength of his comparative analysis of Hawthorne’s and Melville’s critical engagement with Emerson’s ideas. 44 Melville vi  Short Fiction and Billy Budd In “Melville’s Liminal Bachelor and the Making of Middle-Class Man- hood...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 45–66.
Published: 01 September 2011
...” by a group of Polish critics provides further evidence of that story’s rise to prominence internationally. Two excellent essays on “Benito Cereno”; a new reading of Billy Budd in the context of Recon- struction; and a probing examination of measure and commemoration in Battle-Pieces are further...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 49–68.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., an examination of blackface minstrelsy in “Benito Cereno,” and the usual ambivalent probings into Billy Budd round out the best of this year’s scholarship. i  Biographies, Editions, and Reference Works The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville, ed. Kevin Hayes (Cam- bridge), offers a compact review...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2012
... book-length study of Billy Budd that combines New Historicist and New Critical approaches. i  Biographies, Editions, and Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst reports on his discovery of 15 previously unknown works by Julian Hawthorne that mention Melville in “ ‘He Was Known to Us as Mr. Omoo...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 September 2017
...- Pieces and Clarel, and he concludes his study with a final chapter on John Marr, Timoleon, and Billy Budd. Yothers’s monograph situates Melville’s concern with religious belief in the context of the increasing secularization of society that occurred in the United States and Europe over...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Rolfe and Clarel. While Melville disagreed with Arnold’s optimism, he nevertheless shared his dim view of the masses and thus directed Clarel toward an audience of the “intellectual elite in an effort to ‘educate the educators.’ ” In “Reading a Man Like a Book: Bodies and Texts in Billy Budd...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 33–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
... other fiction from “Benito Cereno” to Billy Budd, Sailor. His approach has affinities with Wai Chee Dimock’s model of “incomplete” reading, and convincingly demonstrates that “an oral her- meuetical orientation can provide a richer understanding of Melville’s celebrated ‘art of truth-telling...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 31–43.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to the previously made claims that the The Scarlet Letter focuses on psychological evil, arguing that Haw- thorne also examines the implications of social evil with the character Mistress Hibbins. Michael T. Gilmore’s “ ‘Speak, Man Billy Budd in the Crucible of Reconstruction” (AmLH 21: 492–517) discusses...