Melville Society

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The Melville Society is an organization for the study of author Herman Melville. It has approximately 400 members, comprising both individuals and institutions.[1]

The society was established in 1945 or 1946.[1][2] It claims to be among the oldest "international single-author societies".[1] Its primary publication is Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, issued three times per year.[3]

The society has formed a cultural project in collaboration with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the host of the Melville Society Archive, and has an editorial office at Hofstra University.[1][2] It meets primarily at the American Literature Association and Modern Language Association annual conferences. It has also held a number of international meetings.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "The Melville Society". Hofstra. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Melville Society Cultural Project". New Bedford Whaling Museum. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leviathan". Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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