Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Wai Chee Dimock

Wai Chee Dimock

William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies
Department of English
Yale University



Crowd-sourcing Moby-Dick: Melville, C.L.R. James, Frank Stella

Crowd-sourcing Moby-Dick examines Melville’s classic beyond the imposed critical boundaries of national traditions and across centuries, genres, and media. It looks at C.L.R. James’s attempt in Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways to put a different, more international spin on Melville’s novel and Frank Stella’s paintings and installations of Chinese artisans to restore the “artisanal” and the “workmanlike” to a world no longer simply dominated by Ahab.