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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2018) 73 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Daniel Clinton Daniel Clinton, “Line and Lineage: Visual Form in Herman Melville’s Pierre and Timoleon ” (pp. 1–29) This essay examines Herman Melville’s reflections on form, line, and perspective in his novel Pierre (1852) and his poems on art and architecture in Timoleon (1891), a late book of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2017) 72 (2): 218–244.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Matthew Rebhorn Matthew Rebhorn, “Billy’s Fist: Neuroscience and Corporeal Reading in Melville’s Billy Budd ” (pp. 218–244) This essay explores the relationship between Herman Melville’s Billy Budd (published 1924) and late-nineteenth-century neuroscience—particularly works by Alexander Bain and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2016) 71 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Hiroki Yoshikuni Hiroki Yoshikuni, “Kant with Bartleby: A Fate of Freedom” (pp. 37–63) This essay explores the problem of the “unaccountable” in Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (1856) in light of the Kantian idea of freedom. The lawyer-narrator declares his own inability to tell a story...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2014) 69 (2): 233–261.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nancy D. Goldfarb Nancy D. Goldfarb, “Charity as Purchase: Buying Self-Approval in Melville’s ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’” (pp. 233–261) This essay examines Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (1853) in light of recent scholarship in philanthropic studies. Through the lawyer-narrator...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2014) 69 (1): 26–55.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Harriet Hustis Harriet Hustis, “‘Universal Mixing’ and Interpenetrating Standing: Disability and Community in Melville’s Moby-Dick ” (pp. 26-55) This essay examines whether the representation of disability and community in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851) is limited to the narcissistic...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2013) 68 (2): 145–179.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the University of California 2013 Herman Melville W. B. Stevenson Inquisition travel narratives Lima (Peru) in literature An Unquestionable Source Melville s The Town-Ho s Story the Inquisition, and W. B. Stevenson s Twenty Years Residence in South America J O H N C Y R I L B A R T O...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2012) 67 (3): 312–336.
Published: 01 December 2012
...David J. Drysdale This essay reads Herman Melville’s final novel Billy Budd (written 1886–1891) in light of recent scholarly interventions into "oceanic studies." Melville’s parable of authority and resistance reveals how oceanic forms of power are contained and appropriated by national discourse...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2012) 67 (2): 234–258.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Ford Much recent interest in Herman Melville's poetry involves reassessing its position both within the Melville canon and within or against various literary traditions. This essay considers the range of stances, speakers, and personae in John Marr and Other Sailors With Some Sea-Pieces (1888...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2010) 64 (4): 437–464.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jonathan Crimmins Jonathan Crimmins, "Nested Inversions: Genre and the Bipartite Form of Herman Melville's Pierre " (pp. 437––464) In this essay I suggest that Herman Melville constructed Pierre (1852) as a diptych, an early example of the form that he later employed in his stories for Harper's and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2008) 63 (1): 104–115.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Geoffrey Sanborn The argument of this essay is that several of the notes that Herman Melville wrote in the back leaves of one of his Shakespeare volumes——notes that have been an object of interest and speculation ever since their discovery in the 1930s——were responses to essays written by Leigh...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2008) 62 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Erik Rangno Recent criticism has overlooked the importance of Japan to Herman Melville's vision of race and empire in the Pacific, when in fact Melville is deeply committed to exposing the rhetorical strategies by which the United States justified its aggressive intervention in the region in the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007) 62 (1): 29–47.
Published: 01 June 2007
...HERSHEL PARKER Reviewers of Hershel Parker's Herman Melville: A Biography , 1851––1891 in the New York Times and other influential papers expressed disbelief that The Isle of the Cross and Poems (1860) had ever existed. In fact, Melville scholars had known much about The Isle of the Cross (but not...