Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom.
Ed. Henry Jenkins and Wyn Kelley.
Teachers College Press, 2013.
An Introduction to Herman Melville
Blackwell Publishers, January 2008
“Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific
Ed. Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, Christopher Sten
Kent State University Press, 2007
A Companion to Herman Melville
Blackwell Publishing, 2006
Melville’s City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York
Cambridge University Press, 1996
Chapters in Books
“Pierre, Life History, and the Obscure.” Robert S. Levine, ed. The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville. New York: Cambridge University Pres, 2013.
“‘Free Robe and Vest’: Melville and the Uncollected Fragment.” Douglas Robillard and Sanford Marovitz, eds. Melville as Poet: The Art of “Pulsed Life.” Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2013.
“‘Writ in Water’: The Books of Moby-Dick,” in Alfred Bendixen, ed. Blackwell Companion to the American Novel. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2012.
“Billy Budd, Sailor: Or How to Read a Book,” Eric Carl Link, ed., Critical Insights: Herman Melville. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, Inc, 2012.
“Hawthorne and Melville in the Shoals: ‘Agatha,’ the Trials of Authorship, and the Dream of Collaboration,” and “Letters on Foolscap.” Jana Argersinger, Leland S. Person, eds. Hawthorne and Melville: Writing A Relationship. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.
21L.003 Reading Fiction: Voyages (Spring 2020)
21L.021 Comedy (Fall 2019)
21L.310 Bestsellers: Literature without Borders (Fall 2019)
21L.320 Big Books: Moby Dick Goes to the Movies (Fall 2019)
Subjects taught in recent years:
Melville Society Cultural Project Steering Committee (in collaboration with New Bedford Whaling Museum): Plan conferences, symposia, public lectures, and film series; manage archive of books by and about Herman Melville; consult on museum exhibitions; support literacy and educational programs in New Bedford and Pawtucket, RI.
Associate Director, Melville Electronic Library (MEL): Organize meetings and work flow of the project teams. Develop tools for mapping Melville’s travels and texts. Edit texts and materials for the website.
HyperStudio (MIT): Develop pedagogy around reading and writing practices in Communications Intensive classes. Involved in Annotation Studio, a suite of educational tools for annotating texts. Also working on different forms of mapping and visualization of literary works.
New Media Literacies (University of Southern California): Work with MIT/USC research group on creative/educational appropriations of classic texts in new media.