Thursday, 29 December
522. Melville: The Aesthetic Turn
3:30–4:45 p.m., Virginia Suite B, Marriott
Program arranged by the Melville Society
Presiding: Geoffrey D. Sanborn, Bard Coll.
1. “A Squeeze of the Invisible Hand: Materialist Aesthetics and Capitalism in Moby-Dick,” Paul D. Gilmore, California State Univ., Long Beach
2. “Melville and the Aesthetics of Freedom,” John Stauffer, Harvard Univ.
3. “From Typee to Clarel: ‘Across the Chasm,’” Samuel Otter, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Respondent: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Yale Univ.