Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Moby-Dick Reading Group

For those in the Seattle area (sorry, we don't have the capability to phone you who live far away), Richard Hugo House is offering a six-week reading group on Moby-Dick. I'll be leading the group. I have a non-reductive approach--I'm not tempted to find the meaning of Melville's masterpiece. In addition to discussing the text, I will be presenting mini-talks on various aspects of 19th-century American culture that are relevant to the novel, including a slide show on American landscape painting.

The class will be one heck of a lot of fun.

The class begins January 20th and meets on Tuesday evenings from seven to nine.

Join us!

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