English 100

Junior Seminar: Herman Melville

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
14 Fall 2006 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Breitwieser, Mitchell
TTh 2-3:30 24 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

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


I will emphasize the developments and contradictions that occur over the course of Melville�s career, with special attention to his struggle with political and religious authority. But class discussion will be open to whatever is of interest to the members of the class. Attendance and participation in discussion are required, along with two ten -page essays.

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