Melville@200

Join us virtually in 2018-19 as Melville's Marginalia Online and Boise State University's Hemingway Literary Center observe the bicentennial of the birth of Herman Melville (1819-1891). To keep informed of upcoming events and video feeds, follow the project's social networking streams at left. Please support the project by making a tax-deductible donation through the "Support" page at upper left, or by clicking on the mug icon in the sidebar.


Dennis C. Marnon (Houghton Library, Harvard University), introduced by Steven Olsen-Smith

"'Oh! Oh! This is Too Much': An Old Tub-Oarsman Heavily Annotates a Copy of Moby-Dick, Often Ridiculing the Author's Whaling Acumen and Substituting his Own Knowledge of the Sea"
April 26, 2019
Delivered at Boise State University for the Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia Online




Steven Olsen-Smith (Boise State University and The United States Air Force Academy), introduced by Cheryl Hindrichs

"White Whale Rising: Source-Origins and Artistry in Moby-Dick"
March 15, 2019
Delivered at Boise State University for the Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia Online




Michael Sawyer (Colorado College and The United States Air Force Academy), introduced by Steven Olsen-Smith

"The Discourse of Race in the Art of Herman Melville"
February 8, 2019
Delivered at Boise State University for the Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia Online




Christopher Ohge (University of London), introduced by Steven Olsen-Smith

"Reading Melville, and Melville's Reading, with Computers"
November 2, 2018
Delivered at Boise State University for the Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia Online




Geoffrey Sanborn (Amherst College), introduced by Steven Olsen-Smith

"The Value of Herman Melville"
October 5, 2018
Delivered at Boise State University for the Hemingway Literary Center and Melville's Marginalia Online



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