Caroline Hellman, “Children of the Raven and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature”

Join us on Sunday, July 11th, at 3pm for a talk with author Caroline Hellman.

Children of the Raven and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2019) looks at how contemporary United States writers have responded to texts that were historically central to the American literary canon – including Melville’s Moby-Dick. In their rewritings and layering of new stories over older ones, contemporary writers chronicle a spectrum of American experience, and appraise the project of the United States. This talk will explore Melville’s influence on the work of author Ta-Nehisi Coates, in addition to discussing the larger landscape of American literature today.

$10 BCHS members, $15 not-yet-members: tickets available ONLINE or by phone at 413.442.1793