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William B. Dillingham
Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)

Melville's Later Novels

To write a study of Herman Melville's last five novels, Moby Dick, Pierre, Israel Potter, The Confidence Man. and Billy Budd. The book will be the culmination of a long-term project involving all of Melville's fiction, and from which 2 books have already been published. The focus of the last volume will be Melville's preoccupation with madness.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 9/30/1979