Mapping Melville in the Pacific: An Atlas

Rebecca Cheong

Penn State University

Rebecca Cheong studied at NYU and is now a PhD candidate at Penn State. She has worked closely with artists, galleries, and publishers, and her work has appeared in Lapham's Quarterly, Narratively, and Hyperallergic. Her field of study is nineteenth-century American literature, and she has a passionate interest in Herman Melville and Melville scholarship.


What does it mean to make a map out of an imaginary, or an imaginary out of a map? This paper applies geophysical data visualization to the literary cartographies of Melville’s early Pacific novels. I’ve created 8–10... [ view full abstract ]


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