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Sailor, cetologist and political commentator Herman Melville, “the man who lived among cannibals,” left a body of work that remains one of the most diverse, radical and unrelenting defenses of the individual.

In this course devoted to his fiction, we explore his life, paying close attention to his narrative voice as well as the rich sense of humor that accompanies his profound observations.

Class meets: Sun, Sep 28, Oct 19, Nov 9, Dec 7, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 12 and May 3, 2-5 pm.


Brief Bio

Noam Scheindlin holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature, and is Associate Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. His articles have appeared in various scholarly journals; he is contributor to the Proust Project, and is the poetry editor for the interdisciplinary web journal Warscapes.

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