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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2002
...John Samson Duke University Press 2002 3 Melville John Samson It was an unbalanced year for Melville studies, with the early work and the late writings receiving virtually no critical attention and Moby-Dick the subject of a whale-sized body of criticism, including five very...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2000
...John Samson © 2000 Duke University Press 2000 3 Melville John Samson The year saw relatively little published on Melville s early works, his short fiction, and his late works and poetry. Typee, Moby-Dick, and Pierre were the subjects of fine essays and book chapters, but much of the best...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 2003
...John Samson Duke University Press 2003 3 Melville John Samson Though the early works, the short stories, and The ConŽdence-Man were largely ignored by critics this year, Moby-Dick continued to receive its usual large body of criticism, and Pierre, ‘‘ Bartleby , the Scrivener...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and Moby-Dick. In Slaves, Masters, and Abolitionists ( pp. 106 15) Susan Ryan reconsiders the gap between the contemporary view of Melville as a strong critic of slavery and the absence of any evidence that his work, particularly Benito Cereno, was associated by his contemporaries with abolitionist...
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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 (2016) 2014 (1): 33–47.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the environment and new media studies also find his fiction fertile ground for inquiry. In addition to nearly two dozen separate articles (not all of them dis- cussed here), other publications include a collection of critical essays designed to introduce Moby-Dick to a new generation of readers, a slim...
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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 (2014) 2012 (1): 33–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (1929) and its connection to the emergence of cultural anthropology as a distinct academic discipline. Placing that work in the context of Mum- ford’s other writings on architecture and regional planning, Aronoff examines Mumford’s presentation of Moby-Dick as exemplary of a form of regional...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 September 2008
... editions of Melville’s works debuted this year, three of them classroom texts and one an indispensable tool for studying his poetry. As the first entry in the new series of Longman Critical Editions,Moby- Dick, ed. John Bryant and Haskell Springer (Longman), presents the novel according to Bryant’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
... on papers presented at international conferences sponsored by the Melville Society in Poland (2007) and Jerusalem (2009). A third collection breaks new ground by focusing on theoretical approaches to the subject of Melville’s aesthet- ics. Moby-Dick attracted the most critical attention, with 17...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 September 2001
...John Samson © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 3 Melville John Samson In an unusual year for Melville studies, Moby-Dick and Pierre received relatively little critical treatment, while Typee, the short stories—par- ticularly ‘‘Bartleby, the Scrivenerand the poetry were...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 45–66.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Melville’s “Neapolitan diptych.” A transnational study of a more comprehensive kind is Robert Tally Jr.’s Melville, Mapping, and Globalization: Literary Cartography in the American Baroque Writer (Continuum). Echoing Edward Said’s Christopher Sten 47 observation that the subject of Moby-Dick...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the poetry, particularly Battle-Pieces, a development that coincides with the ongoing sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. There were nearly a dozen articles or book chapters on Moby-Dick, a half dozen or more discus- sions of Pierre, and several more on the short fiction, plus an intriguing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and Moby-Dick Melville argues for the reform of corporal punishment, and each novel connects ships to prisons, as Melville shows that undisciplined reading resists social hierarchy. Next, Colatrella says, ‘‘Melville’s fictions published after Moby-Dick depict the risks of speculation, demonstrating...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 49–68.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., the Scriv- ener.” The English department at St. Joseph’s University in New York City has begun a new online journal, The Milton and Melville Review, which publishes essays too brief to cover here but may be worth watching for future development. Two good essays on Moby-Dick and museum culture...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 33–51.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of sensation. Jonik nds in Mardi a world materially alive in which objects burst with meaning. In Perfectionist Pierre (pp. ) Dominic Mastroianni argues that if Moby-Dick is about what bodies are made of, Pierre is about how bodies move. e essay expertly dissects Melville s use of verbs such as slide...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dennis Berthold Duke University Press 2006 3  Melville Dennis Berthold Moby-Dick remains Melville’s most widely discussed work, but the poetry gains ground in one book on all the published poems and another dedicated to Clarel. Melville’s epic poem receives additional...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 September 2017
... solitude and community in Melville’s aesthetics of belief. Chapter 2, “Landlessness: Religious Difference Around the Globe, Typee to Moby- Dick,” relates Melville’s interest in world religions during the first major phase of his career to his rhetorical use of an ecumenical skepticism to question...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to poetry. John Bryant’s “Wound, Beast, Revision: Versions of the Melville Meme” ( pp. 202–18) borrows the concept of the “meme” from new media studies to extend his work on fluid texts and to consider how such an extension can help readers better grasp the lasting appeal of Moby-Dick...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- tion after “Moby-Dick,” 1851–1857 (SUNY), unleashes a self-consciously “new Americanist” methodology on Pierre, Israel Potter, “Benito Cereno,” “Bartleby,” and The Confidence-Man to argue for Melville as a prophet of postructuralism, an opponent of American exceptionalism, 46...