restricted access   Volume 18, Number 1, March 2016

Table of Contents

From the Mast-Head

pp. 1-3


Babo’s Heterochronic Creativity

pp. 5-21

Doubled Narratives of Orphanhood in Melville’s Pierre

pp. 22-40


In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity by Jeannine Marie DeLombard, and: Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation by Hoang Gia Phan (review)

pp. 42-47

Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel by Dawn Coleman, and: “Not Altogether Human”: Pantheism and the Dark Nature of the American Renaissance by Richard Hardack, and: Writing beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance by Martin Kevorkian (review)

pp. 48-53

Extracts: Special Section

Melville in a Global Context
from the Tenth International Melville Conference
held in Tokyo, Japan, 25-29 June 2015

All Astir

pp. 55-61

Keynote Addresses

Introducing Karen Tei Yamashita

pp. 62-63

Call Me Ishimaru

pp. 64-75

Responses to Karen Tei Yamashita’s Keynote Address: Anthropocene, Capitalocene

pp. 76-79

Between Ishmael and Tashtego

pp. 80-83

A Castaway Ishmael Who Turned to Stone in the Amami Islands

pp. 84-89

Respond to Me Ishimaru

pp. 90-91

Introducing Natsuki Ikezawa

pp. 92-93

Literature of the Quest: Melville and Pynchon

pp. 94-105

Introducing Yōji Sakate

pp. 106-107

The Account of the Director of T Hospital (from Bartlebies)

pp. 108-115

Conference Reports

Volos to Tokyo in Eighteen Years

pp. 117-120

Thank You for Coming to Japan

pp. 121-123

6,852: Archipelagic Imagination at the Tenth International Melville Conference

pp. 124-127

Stranger in Japan

pp. 128-130

Japan Photo Gallery

pp. 131-142