Pip's Acts of Dissolution

Donald Pease

Dartmouth College

Donald E. Pease is Professor of English, Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College, and Founding Director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth. He is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writing in Cultural Context (1987) The New American Exceptionalism (2009), Theodor SEUSS Geisel (2010), over 100 essays in peer-review journals. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, NEH, Ford, and Hewlett Foundation Fellowships, and was awarded the American Studies Association's Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies. 


Don Pease particularizes this scientific position in Melville’s character of Pip, whose experience of radical disaggregation—near death by drowning—entwines his body with the operations of coral insects, celestial orbs,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Donald Pease (Dartmouth College)

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