Herman Melville

(1819-1891)

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The Life and Works of Herman Melville

General Studies


ARVIN, Newton. “Melville and the Gothic Novel.” New England Quarterly 22 (1949): 33-48; Rpt. in American Pantheon. New York: Delacorte, 1966. [GGI: 1690].
BALAAM, Peter. “‘Misery’s Mathematics’: Mourning, Compensation and Reality in Emerson, Warner and Melville.” Dissertation Abstracts International 61:5 (2000): 1836 (Princeton University). [GGIII: 4019]
BOUDREAU, Gordon V. “Of Pale Ushers and Gothic Piles: Melville’s Architectural Symbology.” Emerson Society Quarterly 18 (1972): 67-82. [GGI: 1692]
BOUDREAU, Gordon V. “Herman Melville: Master Mason of the Gothic.” Dissertation Abstracts 28 (1968): 5007A-5008A (University of Indiana). [GGI: 1691.
CISCO, Michael. “Supernatural Embarassment: The Polemic Between Science and the Supernatural in the Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 64.12 (2004): 4462.
COOK, Richard M. “The Grotesque in the Fiction of Herman Melville.” Dissertation Abstracts International 33 (1973): 6304A (University of Michigan). [GGI: 1693].
COOK, Richard M. “Evolving the Inscrutable: The Grotesque in Melville’s Fiction.” American Literature 49 (1978): 544-559. [GGI: 1694].
COVIELLO, Peter. “The American in Charity: ‘Benito Cereno’ and Gothic Anti-Sentimentality.” Studies in American Fiction 30 (2002): 155-80. [GGIII: 4024]
CRAIN, Caleb. “Lovers of Human Flesh: Homosexuality and Cannibalism in Melville’s Novels.” American Literature 66.1 (1994) 25-53.
CROMPHOUT, Gustaaf Van. “Moby Dick: the Transformation of the Faustian Ethos.” American Literature 51.1 (1979) 17-32.
DABUNDO, Laura. “The Fall of The House of the Seven Gables and Other Ambiguities of the American Gothic.” Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Ed. Diane Long Hoeveler and Tamar Heller. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. 202-7.
FISHER, Benjamin F. IV “Gothic Possibilities in Moby-Dick” (pp. 115-22). In Gothick Origins and Innovations. eds. Victor Sage and Allan Lloyd Smith. Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi; Costerus New Series 91, 1994. [GGIII: 4025]
GLENN, Barbara. “Melville and the Sublime in Moby Dick.American Literature 48.2 (1976) 165-182.
GOLDNER, Ellen J. “Other(Ed) Ghosts: Gothicism and the Bonds of Reason in Melville, Chesnutt, and Morrison.” MELUS 24.1 (1999): 59-83 [GGIII: 4026]
GRALL, Catherine. “Sur les traces d'une sublime blancheur: La Ballade du vieux marin, Frankenstein, Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym, Moby-Dick.” La Littérature et le sublime. Ed. Patrick Marot. Toulouse, France: PU du Mirail, 2007. 287-304.
HALLAM, Clifford Barry. "The Double as Incomplete Self: Studies in Poe, Melville, and Conrad." Dissertation Abstracts international 40 (1979): 4026A-4027A.
HINDS, Elizabeth Jane Wall. The Hero in Time: The American Gothic Fiction of Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville”. Dissertation Abstracts International 50.7 (1990) 290.
HUTCHINSON, William H. “Demonology in Melville’s Vocabulary of Evil.” Dissertation Abstracts 27 (1967): 2132A-2133A (Northwestern University). [GGI: 1697].
KOSOK, Heinz. Die Bedeutung der Gothic Novel für das erzählwerk Herman Melvilles. Hamnburg, W. Germany: Cram, de Gruyter, 1963. [GGI: 1698].
LACKEY, Chris. “‘More Spiritual Terrors’: The Bible and Gothic Imagination in Moby Dick.” South Atlantic Review 52 (1987): 37-50. [GGII: 0975].
LEE, A. Robert “Melville, Herman (1819-1891).” The Handbook to Gothic Literature, ed. Marie Mulvey-Roberts. New York: New York University Press, 1998. 160-62. [GGIII: 4030]
LUCK, Chad. “The Epistemology of the Wonder-Closet: Melville, Moby-Dick, and the Marvelous.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 9.1 (2007): 3-23.
MACPHERSON, Jay. “Waiting for Shiloh: Transgression and Fall in Melville’s ‘The Bell Tower.’” Gothic Fictions: Prohibition/Transgression. Ed. Kenneth W. Graham. New York: AMS Press, 1989. 245-248. [GGII: 976].
MAGISTRALE, Tony. “‘More Demon than Man’: Melville’s Ahab as Gothic Villain.” Extrapolation 27 (1986): 203-207. [GGII: 0977].
MANDEL, Ruth B. “Herman Melville and the Gothic Outlook.” Dissertation Abstracts 30 (1970): 3015A-3016A (University of Connecticut). [GGI: 1701].
MCALEER, John J. “Poe and the Gothic Elements in Moby Dick.” Emerson Society Quarterly 27 (1962): 34. [GGI: 1702].
MCLOUGHLIN, Michael. “Big Hearts Strike Together: Melville’s Dead Letters to Emerson.” Dissertation Abstracts International 61:4 (2000): 1404 (University of South Carolina). [GGIII: 4035]
MILES, Robert. “Melville’s Pierre and the Origins of the Gothic.” ELH 66:1 (1999): 157-77. [GGIII: 4036]
MOORE, Stephen. “Carpenter's Gothic or, the Ambiguities.” William Gaddis. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2004. 101-25.
QUINBY, Lee. “Demurring to Doom: The Geopolitics of Prevailing.” Territories of Evil. Ed. Nancy Billias. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2008. 117-131.
ROSENTHAL, Bernard. “Melville, Marryat, and the Evil-Eyed Villain.” Nineteenth Century Fiction 25 (1970): 221-224. [GGI: 1705].
RYAN, Steven T. “The Gothic Formula of ‘Bartleby.’” Arizona Quarterly 34 (1978): 311-316. [GGI: 1706].
SHETTY, Nalini V. “Melville’s Use of the Gothic Tradition.” Studies in American Literature: Essays in Honour of William Mulder. Delhi, India: Oxford UP, 1976. 144-153. [GGI: 1707].
SMITH, Caleb. “Detention Without Subjects: Prisons and the Poetics of Living Death.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 50 (2008) 243-267.
THOMPSON, Corey Evan. “The Locale of Melville's Gothicism.” Papers on Language & Literature: a Quarterly Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature 43:2 (2007): 190-204.
THOMSON, Douglass H. “Herman Melville” (pp. 290-94). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. [GGIII: 4040]
THWAITES, Sarah. "'Mirror with a Memory': Theories of Light and Preternatural Negatives in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick."European Journal of American Culture 32.2 (2013): 121-36. 
TRIMPI, Helen P. “Melville’s Use of Demonology and Witchcraft in Moby Dick.” Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (1969): 543-562. [GGI: 1708].
WEINAUER, Ellen. “Women, Ownership, and Gothic Manhood in Pierre" (XXX). In Melville and Women, ed. Elizabeth Schultz and Haskell Springer. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2006. [GGIV: 0000]