“Copyright, 1892, by Elizabeth S. Melville”: Rethinking the Field Formation of Melville Studies

With Jordan Stein, I wrote this article on the role of Elizabeth Shaw Melville in the formation of the career and study of her husband Herman Melville. It was the result of a long process of archival research and scholarly collaboration. We are currently pursuing follow up work on the matter. You can find a pdf of the article here: https://tinyurl.com/CopyrightESM

Foreign Companion: Jean Giono’s “Melville: A Novel”

For LARB, I reviewed Jean Giono's Melville: A Novel (NYRB Classics, 2017). This review thinks through the fictionalization of Herman Melville's biography and its resonances with the French context of Giono's own writing. Read more here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/foreign-companion-jean-gionos-melville-a-novel/

Melville’s Scrivener: Elizabeth Shaw Melville, Bibliography, and Literary History

For the Journal of the History of Ideas blog, I wrote an early version of my research on Elizabeth Shaw Melville and her literary labor producing the work of Herman Melville. You can read the essay here: https://jhiblog.org/2017/07/10/melvilles-scrivener-elizabeth-shaw-melville-bibliography-and-literary-history/