Course: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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Date / Time

  • September 16, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 21, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 18, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


  • Tuition for this reading group is $300.
  • Registration will open to Delancey Society members on August 22, to members on August 29, and to the public on September 5.
  • Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition.
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Devoted fans of Moby-Dick and first-time readers alike can dive deep into the pages of this great American novel. The course will tackle portions of this literary Leviathan during six monthly sessions and explore the novel within the context of Herman Melville’s life, the influences of Romanticism, and the age-old conflict of personal freedom versus social obligation.


Moby-Dick Course (September – February)

About the Instructor

Peter Norberg is a Professor and Department Chair of English at St. Joseph’s University.

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