- Author:George Cotkin
- Publisher:Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2012)
- Pages:320 pages
- Subcategory:History & Criticism
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George Cotkin's Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby Dick is a modern companion to Melville's epic novel. Rather than limit the significance of Melville's allegories to mid-nineteenth century referents, Cotkin argues their universality by drawing comparison with various forms of public media and figures. As Dive Deeper’s Table of Contents is ( . /5.
George Cotkin's Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby Dick is a modern companion to Melville's epic novel.
George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. In a lively and engaging style, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's influence on the literature, film, and art of our modern world. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration. Cotkin's playful wit and critical precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and bring to life the terrors and wonders of what is arguably America's greatest novel.
Cal Poly history professor George Cotkin talks about his book, "Dive Deeper: Journeys With Moby Dick" (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the cultural impact of the literary classic, "Moby Dick. He is joined in conversation by associate professor of English, Catherine Waitinas. Moby Dick Herman Melville Cal Poly george cotkin history literature cultural studies. Dive Deeper: Journeys With Moby Dick by Kennedy Library Cal Poly is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Great books such as Moby-Dick live outside the confines of libraries. They occupy a central place in popular culture.
Its deep dives, comedic interludes, adventurous journey, and surface effects demand a new approach. Instead of a traditional academic analysis, Dive Deeper grapples in novel fashion with this classic work. Great books such as Moby-Dick live outside the confines of libraries. Thus, Dive Deeper tracks the novel as it appears in various motion pictures (more than five major ones to date), comic routines and jokes, paintings, novels, songs (from rock toclassical to rap), and in other cultural forms. Through these forays, Cotkin traces the astonishing reach of the novel, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and obscure subcultures alike, from impressionist painting circles to political terrorist cells.
George Cotkin is Emeritus Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His previous books include Existential America, Morality’s Muddy Waters, and Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick. Articles Featuring George
George Cotkin is Emeritus Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Articles Featuring George. Two Decades of Hip. March 11, 2016. Excess Under Control: The New Sensibility in Midcentury Art. January 24, 2016.
Robert E. Kennedy Library. Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick. The topic of conversation will be George Cotkin’s book, Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby Dick published by Oxford University Press on August 1, 2012. Download: Event Poster. Listen to the Podcast. Hear it on Kennedy Library Out Loud. Our conversation will begin with the author talking informally about his work, followed by questions and conversation with Catherine Waitinas and Q&A with the audience. WHEN: October 12, 10:00 – 11:30am. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. About the Author: George Cotkin is Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Bibliographic Details.