Reading Group: Moby-Dick
“What am I that I should essay to hook the nose of this leviathan?” -Moby-Dick,Ch.32.
Grapple with Herman Melville’s classic whale of a tale! Led by Melville scholar and Associate Professor at St. Joseph’s University, Dr. Peter Norberg, this six-session reading group charts a passage through Moby-Dick, taking bearings from Melville’s life and from the novel’s context in classic literature. Participants will also investigate related objects in the Rosenbach collections, including Melville’s bookcase.
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