21L.705 | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate
Major Authors: America's Literary Scientists

Readings

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings. New York, NY: Norton Critical Edition, 2008.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2009. ISBN: 9780451531445.

Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780192835796.

Morrison, Toni. A Mercy. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780307276766.

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapter 32. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Wilson, Eric. “Melville, Darwin, and the Great Chain of Being”

3 Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 1-9. ISBN: 9780205514083.
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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 10-24. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Exploration (James Cook, Wilkes Exploring Expedition, Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 25-40. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topics: Taxonomy and Comparative Anatomy (Cuvier, Owen, Linnaeus), Natural History of the Whale (Beale)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 41-53. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Racial Science (Josiah Nott, Samuel Morton, Richard Knox), Optics (Goethe), Cartography (Maury)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 54-66. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Illustration and Image (Goldsmith, Scoresby, Garneray, J. Ross Browne)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 67-82. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Dissection and the Brain (Phrenology, Gall and Spurzheim)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 83-98. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Sex and Social Behavior (Scoresby and Beale, Chambers, Darwin)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 99 – 117. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: Geology and the Fossil Record (Lyell, Chambers, Cuvier)

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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick: A Longman Critical Edition. New York, NY: Longman Press, 2009, chapters 118 - “Epilogue”. ISBN: 9780205514083.

Report Topic: New Technology in the Nineteenth-Century (Machinery, The Railroad)

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Melville, Herman, “The Encantadas”

Report Topic: Darwin and the Evolution of Evolution

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“The Encantadas” (cont.)

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Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2000. ISBN: 9780679783343.

“Economy”

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Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2000. ISBN: 9780679783343. (cont.)

“Where I Lived and What I Lived For,” “Reading,” “Sounds,” “Visitors,” “The Bean Field”

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Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2000. ISBN: 9780679783343. (cont.)

“The Village,” “The Ponds,” “Baker Farm,” “Higher Laws,” “Brute Neighbors,” “Housewarming”

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Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2000. ISBN: 9780679783343. (cont.)

“Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors,” “Winter Animals,” “The Pond in Winter,” “Spring,” “Conclusion”

18 Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2009. ISBN: 9780451531445.
19 Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2009. ISBN: 9780451531445. (cont.)
20 Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000, Book I, chapters 1-9. ISBN: 9780192835796.
21 Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000, Book I, chapters 10-15, Book II, chapters 1-2. ISBN: 9780192835796.
22 Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000, to conclusion. ISBN: 9780192835796.
23 Morrison, Toni. A Mercy. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780307276766.
24 Morrison, Toni. A Mercy. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780307276766. (cont.)
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