CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • April 5, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | Queer Herman Melville

Date / Time

  • April 3, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In recent years, Melville has attracted new attention for his complex portrayals of interpersonal relationships. In this tour, we’ll dive into early editions of his work to explore their resonances with today’s politics of gender and sexuality.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | A Definite Claim to Beauty: William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Book

Date / Time

  • March 24, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In 1891, the year the Kelmscott Press was founded, Queen Victoria began her final decade, and so did William Morris, the tireless craftsman, socialist, poet, novelist, translator, and founder of the Kelmscott Press. Fusing skill, aesthetics, and a lunatic devotion to all things medieval, Kelmscott books are the quintessence of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics–and the most profound and personal works of William Morris’s oeuvre. Venture behind the bookcase to bask in the exquisite artisanship of the Victorian twilight, and trace the late flowering of the Pre-Raphaelite book.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • March 22, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.

Behind the Bookcase | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • March 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.

Hands-on Tour | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • January 31, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.

Hands-on Tour: Queer Herman Melville

Date / Time

  • January 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In recent years, Melville has attracted new attention for his complex portrayals of interpersonal relationships. In this tour, we’ll dive into early editions of his work to explore their resonances with today’s politics of gender and sexuality.

Lunchtime Talk with Travis Foster | Melville: Race and Reconciliation after the Civil War

Date / Time

  • October 1, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

How did Melville’s thinking about American race relations shift after the Civil War? How does this shift help us better understand white nationalism in our own era? This talk addresses these questions by contrasting Melville’s resistance to racist thought in his antebellum writings (especially Typee, Moby-Dick, and Benito Cereno) with his seeming embrace of white (more…)