restricted access   Volume 17, Number 1, March 2015

Table of Contents


The Bachelor and the Orphan

pp. 1-25

Melville’s Chimney: Queer Syntax and the Rhetoric of Architecture

pp. 26-40

Of Tombs and Wombs, or, The Whale, Part III

pp. 41-60

A Midrash on Melville: Recalling Ishmael, Esau, and Jacob from Lives of Exile, Estrangement, and Entanglement

pp. 61-79


Bartleby’s Last Speech

pp. 81-83


The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin (review)

pp. 85-91

Early Modern Poetics in Melville and Poe: Memory, Melancholy, and the Emblematic Tradition by William E. Engel (review)

pp. 92-97

Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville’s Early Works by Mary K. Bercaw Edwards (review)

pp. 98-103

A Whaler’s Dictionary by Dan Beachy-Quick (review)

pp. 104-107


All Astir

pp. 109-112

Report: Melville Society—Bezanson Archive Fellowship 2014

pp. 113-117

Special Section: The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan


pp. 118-119

Viewing Moby-Dick through the Lens of the Charles W. Morgan

pp. 120-122

Magic, Luck, and My Passage on the 38th Voyage of the Bark Charles W. Morgan

pp. 123-125

Steering Out of the Haven

pp. 126-128

A List of Books that I Did Not Read on the Voyage

pp. 129-132

“Lauding the Inhuman Sea”

pp. 133-135

Poems Written on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

pp. 136-141


pp. 142-146


pp. 147-149