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Whose Melville? Close Readings of Melville's Major Works
ENGL 268
Spring 2007 not offered

Since the "Melville Revival" of the 1920s, Herman Melville, "the very type of the white, male, and culturally elite writer," has managed to remain at the center of American literary canons. His work continues to attract critics of all stripes from Formalists and Feminists to Queer Theorists and Post-Colonialists. In this seminar we will consider what makes Melville's work so compelling. We will look at the genesis and vicissitudes of his career; at his sources and methods of invention; at the style and structure of his major works; and at the rich array of cultural, political, and metaphysical themes that resonate within them.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [ENGL203 or AMST155] OR ENGL201 OR [HIST237 or AMST151] OR [HIST239 or AMST152]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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