Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $285
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $313.50
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
From the most famous first sentence in American literature to its climactic chase scene, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is a great challenge—and memorable experience—in the life of any reader. This seminar will help participants chart an exciting course through the novel. We will also explore many of the beautiful illustrated editions of the book that will be included in the concurrent Newberry exhibition designed to commemorate Melville’s 200th birthday.
Nine sessions. E - $285, L - $313.50
Will Hansen is Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana at the Newberry. He has previously taught Newberry seminars on Melville’s novellas and on Alexander Hamilton. He is currently at work on the exhibition “Melville: Finding America at Sea,” which will open in January of 2019.
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick: Third Norton Critical Edition, Norton, 2017. ISBN: 978-0393285000
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.