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Thursday, 28 December

187. Melville in the Popular Imagination

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Melville Society

Presiding: M. Thomas Inge, Randolph-Macon Coll.

1. “‘He’s Going to Sound’: Herman Melville and the Struggle to Legitimize Radio,” Timothy Ross Prchal, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater

2. “The Presence of Moby-Dick in Heathers,” Randy Laist, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

3. “Heavy Melville: Mastodon’s Leviathan and the Popular Image of Moby-Dick,” Craig Bernardini, Hostos Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

4. “‘Or, the Whale’: Unpopular Melville in the Popular Imagination,” Richard Hardack, Berkeley, CA

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