A New Companion to Herman Melville – Newly Edited Book by Wyn Kelley & Christopher Ohge

Published on: October 23, 2022

Wyn Kelley, Senior Lecturer, MIT Literature; photo by Richard Howard; book cover

Discover a fascinating new set of perspectives on the life and work of Herman Melville A New Companion to Herman Melville delivers an insightful examination of Melville for the twenty-first century. Building on the success of the first Blackwell Companion to Herman Melville, and offering a variety of tools for reading, writing, and teaching Melville and other authors, this New Companion offers critical, technological, and aesthetic practices that can be employed to read Melville in exciting and revelatory ways. Editors Wyn Kelley [MIT Literature Section’s Senior Lecturer] and Christopher Ohge create a framework that reflects a pluralistic model for humanities teaching and research. In doing so, the contributing authors highlight the ways in which Melville himself was concerned with the utility of tools within fluid circuits of meaning, and how those ideas are embodied, enacted, and mediated. Read more here…