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Monday, 28 December

119. Herman Melville: A Writer and His Books

8:30–9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Melville Society

Presiding: Peter Norberg, Saint Joseph’s Univ.

1. “‘Mute Marbles’: Roman Aesthetics in the Poetry,” Dennis Berthold, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

2. “‘Secret[s] Published in a Portrait’: Melville’s Disruptive Visual Aesthetics in Pierre,” Michelle Jarenski, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn

3. “Melville’s ‘Mousetrap’: Using Shakespeare to Unmask Manifest Destiny in Moby-Dick,” Ida Rothschild, Boston Univ.

4. “‘Crack’d Archangel’: Sir Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici, the Bible, and Religious Difference in Melville’s Fiction and Poetry,” Brian Yothers, Univ. of Texas, El Paso

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