084: American Lives: Whitman and Melville

3:30 PM–4:45 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Roosevelt 1

Session Information


1: Melville the Poet, Whitman the Prosist: Generic Crossings of Two Writers at Two Hundred

Micah Bateman, U of Texas, Austin

2: Beer and Envy: The Fractured Friendship of Walt Whitman and Bayard Taylor

Kelvin Beliele, Oklahoma State U, Stillwater

3: Melville’s Education in Mathematics and Science; or, The Outside of the ‘Cold War Frame’

Meredith Farmer, Wake Forest U

4: Bartleby in Tahiti: Resistance, Literacy, and Melville

John Bryant, Hofstra U


John Matteson, John Jay C, City U of New York