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Title Ungraspable phantom : essays on Moby-Dick / edited by John Bryant, Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, and Timothy Marr.

Imprint Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2006.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.3 M497mDun 2006    ---  Available
Description xvii, 373 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Consists of a selection of revised pages presented at the interdisplinary conference, Moby-Dick 2001, held Oct. 18-20, 2001 at Hofstra University. The conference was co-sponsored by the Melville Society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-359) and index.
Contents g Preface: "to fight some other world" / John Bryant -- Introduction: renderings of the whale / Mary K. Bercaw Edwards and Timothy Marr -- Constructing Moby-Dick: breakdown and redemption -- Composing Moby-Dick: what might have happened: the Astman Distinguished Lecture / E.L. Doctorow -- "Ungainly gambols" and circumnavigating the truth: breaking the narrative of Moby-Dick / Lori N. Howard -- "Chiefly known by his rod": the Book of Jonah, Mapple's sermon, and scapegoating / Giorgio Mariani -- Man, mind, whale -- Filling the void: a Lacanian angle of vision on Moby-Dick / Dennis Williams -- Melville, Moby-Dick, and the depressive mind: Queequeg, Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask as symbolic characters / Wendy Stallard Flory -- Correspondences: paranoiac lexicographers and Melvillean heroes / Sanford E. Marovitz -- Moby-Dick and law -- "Deadly voids and unbidden infidelities": death, memory, and the law in Moby-Dick / John T. Matteson -- "I stand alone here upon an open sea": Starbuck and the limits of positive law / Kathryn Mudgett -- Reading and mapping -- Morality and rhetoric in Moby-Dick / Michael Kearns -- Moby-Dick's Lessons: or, How Reading Might Save One's Life / Carol Colatrella -- Mapping and Measurement in Moby-Dick / Anne Baker -- Flood-gates of the wonder world: race and the Americas -- "In this simple savage old rules would not apply": cetology and the subject of race in Moby-Dick / Mark K. Burns -- "Kings of the upside-down world": challenging white hegemony in Moby-Dick / Susan Garbarini Fanning -- "So Spanishly poetic": Moby-Dick's doubloon and Latin America / Rodrigo J. Lazo -- Dreaming a dream of interracial bonds: from Hope Leslie to Moby-Dick / Yukiko Oshima -- Very like a whale: Moby-Dick in translation -- "There's another rendering now": on translating Moby-Dick into German / Daniel Goske -- Brazilian whale / Irene Hirsch -- Modern breachings: Moby-Dick on stage and web -- Leviathanic revelations: Laurie Anderson's, Rinde Eckert's, and John Barrymore's Moby Dicks / Samuel Otter -- Feminizing Moby-Dick: contemporary women perform the whale / Elizabeth Schultz -- Fusing with the muse: Eckert's Great whales as homage and prophecy / Robert K. Wallace -- "Lying in various attitudes": staging Melville's Pip in digital media / Wyn Kelley.
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick -- Congresses.
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Whaling in literature -- Congresses.
Whales in literature -- Congresses.
Added Author Bryant, John, 1949-
Edwards, Mary K. Bercaw.
Marr, Timothy, 1960-
Melville Society.
ISBN 0873388607 (alk. paper)
9780873388603 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780873388603
YDXCP 2385796

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