|Melville Reading Notes #1 for Wednesday, Sept. 5
assigned reading: if possible, read Moby-Dick: Etymology; Extracts; and chs. 1-29.
introduction to course.
focus for first half of class: Ishmael
introductory lecture on Ishmael, then discussion
for Ishmael & Queequeg, see esp. chs. 1-5, 10, 12 (Ishmael on the Pequod), 18, & 27 (on crew hierarchy)
focus for second half of class: Ahab
introductory lecture on Ahab, then discussion
on Ahab, see especially chs 19, 28-29
also relevant is ch 9, Father Mapples sermon
|Melville Reading Notes #2 for Wednesday, Sept. 12
Sept. 11: read chs. 30-60.
first half of class, special attention to:
|Melville Reading Notes #3 for Wednesday, Sept. 19
Moby-Dick, chs. 61-96.
|Melville Reading Notes #4 for Wednesday, Sept. 26
finish Moby-Dick, including Epilogue. Be sure to read chs. 133-35 plus Epilogue in one sitting (theyre very dramatic).
focus for first half of class: