Melville "Among the Nations": Proceedings of an International Conference, Volos, Greece, July 2-6, 1997

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Sanford E. Marovitz, Athanasios C. Christodoulou, A. K. Christodoulou
Kent State University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 593 pages
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Early in July 1997, scholars from around the world met in Volos, Greece, to discuss the work of American writer and international traveler Herman Melville. Offering insights into Melville the man and Melville the artist, the papers presented at this conference reflected a variety of interdisciplinary, international, and intergenerational perspectives. With the participation of esteemed Melville critics and many young scholars gaining recognition for their innovative and incisive work in the area of Melville studies, this unique conference afforded all who attended an overview of current approaches to Melville and detailed thermatic examinations of his specific works and themes.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD by Athanasios C Christodoulou
17
Mary K Bercaw Edwards Melville s Whaling Years
27
A Map
38
Marvin Fisher The American Character the American Imagi
49
Colonialism Urban Form
61
Free
71
Lyon Evans Jr The Significance of Melvilles Greece Poems
119
TRUTHS RAGGED EDGES
129
Alternative Politics of Tragedy
310
Anna Helln Melville and the Temple of Literature
345
David Mitchell The Language of Prosthesis in MobyDick
355
Melvilles Unmapping of American Space
367
Pierre and the New Worldof Gender
384
Multiple Endings in Billy Budd
394
MELVILLE AND THE VISUAL ARTS
407
Wyn Kelley Kienbusch Melville and the Islands
420

Melville
140
Christodoulou The Tragicalness of Human
159
Melville andLockean Philosophy
175
Christianity in Selected Writings
188
THEMATIC PATTERNS
199
The Politics of Melvilles
209
Greek Nature and American Iden
218
John Bryant Sexuality and SelfColonization in Melvilles Typee
234
Native American Presence
254
Sanford E Marov itz Shakespearean Resonance in MobyDick and Pierre 167
277
Dennis Berthold Melvilles Medusas
287
1 fi
295
THEORETICAL INSIGHTS
297
Robert K Wallace Circumnavigating the Globe with Frank Stellas MobyDick
429
The Figure of Beatrice Cenci
440
Melville Vedder and Orientalism
455
Cape Colonna in Melvilles Poem and Turners
463
Islamic Architecture in Melvilles
472
PROJECTION AND REFLECTION
485
Ralph Maud Charles Olson and the Melville Society
495
Laurie RobertsonLorant Melvilles French Connections
508
Arimichi Makino Melville and Japanese Melvilleans
520
Gordon Poole Bomba and the Italian Hendecasyllable
527
Zbigniew Maszewski The Motif of the Book in the Works of Herman Melville
537
Contributors
569
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marovitz, emeritus professor of english at kent state university.

Christodoulou is a lawyer, writer, artist, translator, and Melville scholar.

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