English 100

Junior Seminar: Herman Melville

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
8 Fall 2007 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Breitwieser, Mitchell
TTh 11-12:30 221 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Melville, H.: Typee; Melville, H.: Redburn; Melville, H.: Moby-Dick; Melville, H.: Billy Budd and Other Stories; Melville, H.: Selected Poems; Melville, H.: Pierre


A close reading of several of Melville�s works, emphasizing his recursiveness, the manner in which his writing returns repeatedly to several fundamental issues in order to explore more deeply the contradictions that launched his writing. Attendance and participation in discussion are required, along with two ten-page essays.

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