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Moby-Dick or The Whale

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ClassGraphic Are you up for a long ocean voyage? In this study group, we will discuss why Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is without question one of the great sea novels in world literature, and is also one of the great American novels. Published in New England in 1851—and dedicated to Melville's good friend Nathaniel Hawthorne—Moby-Dick is a challenging novel that, when it came out, baffled fans of Melville's earlier work. Like so many manifestations of genius, it was not appreciated in its own time. Later, in the 1920s, long after Melville's death, scholars and readers began to recognize the novel's merits. In addition to a compelling story, Moby-Dick offers memorable characters, humor, irony, a panoply of stunning language, and philosophical profundity. It is also one of those world-famous and acclaimed works that many people have never read, because it is difficult to read on one's own. For all these reasons, consider joining us for analysis of this magnificent work. We will use the Norton Critical Edition of the novel (2017), edited by Hershel Parker.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie West Johnson2.Michael Singer 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2023 - 6/6/2023 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Michael Singer  ; Julie West Johnson 
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