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Redburn and the 9/11 Memorial: Melville’s words still ring true

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting the US (on a Liverpool-London-Detroit-New York-London- Liverpool journey), I reread Herman Melville‘s Redburn in preparation for my class this autumn, Writers in Victorian Liverpool. Redburn, the titular character, is a young American, … Continue reading

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Seeing Liverpool through Herman Melville’s Eyes: Google Earth Map of Victorian Liverpool

Most people have experienced entering a foreign city for the first time– it’s those first moments when your senses are most perceptive. Struck by the new sights and smells, the architecture and the customs, the strange and extraordinary aspects of the city emerge. … Continue reading

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Publishing Moby-Dick

This afternoon I launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce and publish a print edition of the excellent powermobydick.com website. This will be a high-quality edition, in paperback and hardback, with all the annotations created by Margaret Guroff for her wonderful site, and … Continue reading

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Maritime Lectures, 2013

As part of the Moby Dick on the Mersey project Claire Jones’s annual Maritime Lectures series is will have a whaling theme in 2013. The lecture programme is taking shape. The list is still in draft, but it will be … Continue reading

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