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Journal Cover Leviathan : A Journal of Melville Studies
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  • "The Town-Ho's Story," Bulkington, and Moby-Dick's "Darker Thread" of
           Labor Tension
    • Abstract: Readers of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick have long marveled at Captain Ahab's success in securing his crew's loyalty. "Why didn't the men revolt?" asks C. L. R. James in his classic study Mariners, Renegades and Castaways (1953). For explanation, James cites the first mate Starbuck's ineffectuality as an alternative leader and surmises that, in any case, Melville probably wanted to show that "revolt was no answer" to America's social problems (53–54). Alternatively, James suggests that Melville "intend[ed] to make the crew the real heroes of his book" but was "afraid of criticism," so instead depicted "Ahab, the totalitarian, brib[ing] the men with money and grog and whipp[ing] them up to follow him on his monomaniac ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Driving Off the Spleen: Moby-Dick and Healing from Melancholy Reverie
    • Abstract: Melancholy characters appear repeatedly throughout Herman Melville's works, from the gloomy and solitary Toby in the first chapter of Typee to the bookish and brooding Clarel of the late epic poem bearing his name, and including traumatized Benito Cereno, passively resistant Bartleby, and romantically anguished Pierre. Melville's interest in melancholy is further attested by his passionate reading of Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, a text that left a profound mark on his works. Besides, Melville himself is known to have suffered from "nervous diseases," and Newton Arvin goes so far as to detect the "germs of schizophrenic detachment" (243) in Melville's psyche. After all, Herman was not the first of his family ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Parlor of One's Own: On Spotting the Parasite in "Jimmy Rose"
    • Abstract: Among Melville's works that have received the least scholarly attention is the short story "Jimmy Rose." Published anonymously in Harper's New Monthly Magazine in November 1855, it deals with the attempts of the elderly first-person narrator, William Ford, to retell the life and death of an old acquaintance, the eponymous Rose. The scholarship on the story thus far has been modest, whether because scholars have felt that what could be said about it was exhausted in early readings or because the story has been dismissed as overly sentimental and lacking in quality.1 Marvin Fisher's claim from 1977 thus seems no less accurate today: "Compared to most of Melville's stories, 'Jimmy Rose' has suffered from relative ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing a Durable Mark: A Community of Isolatoes in John Marr and Other
           Sailors
    • Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in Herman Melville's poetry, and Melville criticism has undergone what might be termed a poetic turn.1 Melville's collection of poems John Marr and Other Sailors (1888) is one example gaining such critical attention. "John Marr," the opening piece in the collection (following an "Inscription Epistolary"), occupies a unique position in the author's long career, especially in two respects. First, here I call "John Marr" a "piece" not a "poem" because it consists of a prose part written by an unnamed narrator and a poetry part uttered by its titular character. This combination prefigures Melville's last work of prose fiction, Billy Budd, which also commingles the two ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville ed. by Robert S. Levine
           (review)
    • Abstract: Robert S. Levine identifies "two large impulses in recent American literary studies" running through the essays of the New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville, impulses that tie the collection together and distinguish it from its predecessor, the 1998 Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville, which Levine also edited. The first of these impulses, he observes, is "an increased questioning of nation-based models of literary study," and the second is "a renewed interest in the aesthetic" (3). This statement seems entirely accurate with respect to the essays that follow. As I read the collection, I did so with these claims in mind and asked myself what—if anything—these two impulses might have to do with one another. ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard, and: The Divine Magnet: Herman
           Melville's Letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne ed. by Mark Niemeyer (review)
    • Abstract: The relationship between the American Romantics Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne significantly alters in 1852. At least, this is the last year in which Melville's famous letters to Hawthorne, which inspire these two books, survive. Having left the Berkshires in 1851, Hawthorne accepted in 1853 a prestigious and lucrative (though not as lucrative as he had hoped) position as American consul to Liverpool from his friend Franklin Pierce, then President of the United States. The authors saw one another again in November 1856 during Hawthorne's consulship in Liverpool. Melville was traveling to Europe and the Holy Land in order to restore his health. If Mark Beauregard's novel The Whale offers any insight into ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of
           Moby-Dick by Michael Shelden (review)
    • Abstract: Students of Melville's life and writings have generally considered the author's Berkshire years as an initially exuberant romantic idyll that gradually turned into a depressing rural purgatory as his new friend Nathaniel Hawthorne deserted him, his fiction became increasingly unpopular, and his debts mounted until his wealthy father-in-law saved him from losing his Pittsfield house and property in 1856. Yet besides the inspirational and transformative friendship with Hawthorne in 1850 and 1851, another key figure who helped to make his prolonged residence in the Berkshires a socially and intellectually fulfilling experience was his Pittsfield neighbor, Sarah Anne Morewood, owner of Broadhall, the property adjacent ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • All Astir
    • Abstract: This issue of Leviathan arrives in June, so it may be hard to remember back to the cold and snow of January. The six members of the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP) headed to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in January for the Whaling Museum's annual Moby-Dick Marathon. Winter Storm Helena headed to New Bedford at the same time—and dumped 15.5 inches of snow on the city. The blizzard was bad enough that the municipal authorities shut down the city's streets. It was a wild, cold, snowy marathon, which made all of us shudder at the thought that Melville headed offshore on a whaleship at the same time of year (January 3, 1841). We had to walk the streets in a blizzard, but we did not have to put out to sea in those ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Report: Melville Society—Bezanson Archive Fellowship 2016
    • Abstract: Entrance to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The Melville Society Archive is housed within its Research Library.Photo courtesy of Meredith Farmer.In July 2016, I had the opportunity to read through the papers of the Melville Society Archive, which are housed in a brand-new space at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Research Library in Massachusetts. I proposed to read material for my first book project, Melville's Ontology, along with a collection that I am co-editing with Jonathan Schroeder, Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn. One claim at the heart of our collection is that, in the early 1950s, Melville criticism abruptly shifted away from work that engaged with the material world. Instead scholars ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melville and Black Lives Matter
    • Abstract: Participants in the "Black Lives Matter" panel at MLA 2017, from left to right: Brenna Casey, Christopher Freeburg, Gary Vaughn Rasberry, Christine Wooley, and Ivy Wilson.Black Lives Matter is a political movement that finds its purpose and necessity in protesting the unarmed killing of African Americans by the police. One thing that media commentators recognize (not often enough) is the diversity of people who support the progressive reforms for which the BLM advocates. Yet, when it comes to racial conflict and the political sacrifices necessary to address it, most people are unwilling to shake up, risk, or lose their current identity and way of life. Melville's fictional portrayals that emphasize racial ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • C. L. R. James and Herman Melville: Moby-Dick as an Antitotalitarian Novel
    • Abstract: What did Caribbean thinker C. L. R. James, a scholar deeply invested in black social equality and the history of black revolution, find so captivating in his reading of Moby-Dick? Gary Vaughn Rasberry Revisits James's encounter with Melville. In his 2001 republication of James's Mariners, Castaways, and Renegades, Donald Pease observed that unlike celebrated works such as The Black Jacobins (1938) or Beyond a Boundary (1963), Mariners has posed an unusual interpretive challenge to scholars. Some critics read the text as a forced rewriting of Melville that promotes a revolutionary agenda or, alternately, as an anti-communist apology for US capitalism. Pease usefully re-introduced this neglected work as a Cold War ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melville, Mutuality, and the Matter of Black Lives
    • Abstract: Christine Wooley takes up a different face of Melville's radicalism that C. L. R. James overlooks in his reading of Moby-Dick. Wooley claims that Melville's immediate relevance to this moment in twenty-first-century social conflict stems from his representations of radical mutuality. Radical mutuality takes shape where Melville expresses intersubjective connections through material forms. Wooley has in mind the monkey-rope between Queequeg and Ishmael in Moby-Dick, but also the money that Queequeg pours into Ishmael's pocket soon after they share a bed. Wooley claims that Melville presents a form of sympathy that revises Adam Smith, basing the imaginative work of sympathetic identification not on projecting oneself ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Sinister Eye": The Shrouded Women of Melville's "Benito Cereno"
    • Abstract: When the ship that is the site of the ongoing slave revolt is first spotted in Melville's 1855 novella, "Benito Cereno," the vessel is immediately racialized and feminized. Referencing a style of dress popular among women in the Viceroyalty of Peru during the colonial period, the ship, writes Melville, "show[s] not unlike a Lima intriguante's one sinister eye peering across the Plaza from the Indian loop-hole of her dusk saya-y-manta." The saya y manto, or the tapada limeña, is literally a covering—a skirt and veil used to disguise the wearer's identity. It is an essential emblem of the impossibility of recognition and a signifier of freedoms marshalled under constraint. This paper proposes a reading of "Benito ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melville's Taxonomies
    • Abstract: This panel considered how Melville's works from Mardi on treat matter, fashioning terrestrial landscapes, oceanic milieus, and vegetal life into agencies that revise what counts as a person. The topics included Melville and natural histories, persons and things, biological politics, taxonomies of the human, the organic and the inorganic, extinction, and vegetal and animal ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Moby Dick and "The Ecological Thought"
    • Abstract: In his "Conjectural Beginning of Human History" (1786), Kant revises a biblical scene (Genesis 3.21) and ventriloquizes early man, coming into reason via a preposterous speech act: "The first time he said to the sheep: Nature has given you the skin you wear not for you but for me, then took it off the sheep and put it on himself . . . he became aware of a prerogative that he had by his nature over all animals." Addressing the sheep, Kant's Adam combines Starbuck's commercial practicality ("I am here in this critical ocean to kill whales for my living, and not to be killed by them for theirs") with Ahab's "mad" determination to address Moby Dick as a being capable of intentional malice ("To be enraged with a dumb ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Insect Arrangement: Melville's Untimely Taxonomies
    • Abstract: This paper proposes that Melville's later fictions work as taxonomies, which I define as matrixes that motivate processes of arrangement ("taxis"). I analyze the little-studied story "The Apple-Tree Table" (1856), about a 150-year-old bug monstrously birthed from a table crossed with Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana. I argue that Melville veers from a natural historical tradition by which categorizing objects, life, and narratives reveals them as hard facts. Rather, the swarming insects that overwhelm the narrator at the story's start and catalyze the events that motivate its telling conjure excesses of matter, data, and trope that trigger processes of sorting by which this profusion of information is ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Organizing Melville
    • Abstract: In Moby-Dick and beyond, Melville critiques the kind of taxonomic thinking evident in the static categories, rigid hierarchies, and teleological order of much antebellum natural science. We can read this critique into broader narratives of romanticism (organic holism, subjective power, tensions between science and literature). But classificatory systems can also be unsettled by flat ontologies that leave romantic epistemologies behind and instead posit autopoietic systems (as in Niklas Luhmann), heterogeneous assemblages (as in Gilles Deleuze and Bruno Latour), and even the kind of distributed networks that Caroline Levine has discussed. The sheer mixing, morphing, and meshed interconnectivity of the object world ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Remarks Given at the Annual Melville Society Dinner at MLA 2017
    • Abstract: Professor Arimichi Makino, President of the Melville Society.Photo courtesy of Rie Makino.First, I would like to express sincere thanks to the good friends of the Melville Society of America for electing me as the President of such a prestigious society. Since I became a member of the Society, I have noticed great Melvilleans as the presidents.So it is the greatest honor for me to stand with them. As an international president, I will do my best to promote transnational studies, like that of the transpacific resonances between Melville and John Manjiro, a Japanese "Ishmael" who was rescued in 1841 by an American whaling ship, studied English and navigation in Massachusetts, and later participated in the Tokugawa ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • John Huston's 1956 Film Moby Dick: A 60th-Anniversary Appreciation
    • Abstract: Twilight Time. Blu-ray Release. 2016.A film director who risks an adaptation of a hallowed work of American literature such as Melville's Moby-Dick is sure to attract a murder of critical crows. It is rare that any attempt to film a literary classic is powerful enough in its own artistic integrity to break free from the inevitable dismissals and to shine forth with a life of its own. John Huston's 1956 film, Moby Dick, is such a rarity, and it can now be revisited for a fresh evaluation. Twilight Time has released a 60th-anniversary video release of the film in a 1080p high definition/1:66.1 format. The edition is limited to 3000 units. The disc includes an isolated track of Philip Sainton's acclaimed film score. ... Read More
      Keywords: Melville, Herman,; Melville Society; Modern Language Association of America.; Huston, John,
      PubDate: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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