I am presently writing about Melville’s influence on American art. I was trained in Shakespeare and medieval studies at the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1970) and have taught at both the university and independent school level. I directed the first undergraduate foreign study program from the University of Florida, Florida Abroad at Utrecht, and set up the New Cultural Experiences Program for Carroll College. My interests in interdisciplinary and foreign study were formed as an undergraduate at Earlham College.
I teach American and world literature at Texas State University. My work, broadly speaking, looks at the relations among space, place, mapping, and narrative. I am the author of *Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism*, *Poe and the Subversion of American Literature*, *Spatiality*, *Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World System*, *Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel*, and *Melville, Mapping, and Globalization*. My edited collections include *The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said*, *Literary Cartographies*, *Geocritical Explorations*, and *Kurt Vonnegut: Critical Insights*. I am also the general editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s “Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies” book series.
…can Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. (2008)
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. (2010)
The Friends of Coleridge. (2010)
The Melville Society. (1998)
Modern Language Association. (2000)
Nautical Institute (2012)
Sailors’ Union of the Pacific (1987)…
…n, Bloomsbury Press, (forthcoming).
Surviving the Essex: The Afterlife of America’s Most Storied Shipwreck,by David O. Dowling and TheEssexand the Whale: Melville’s Leviathan Library and the Birth of Moby-Dick, by R. D. Madison,” review essay solicited by Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, Oct 2017….
Romanticism, long eighteenth century, oceanic studies, ecocriticsm, Visual culture, media studies, theory, technology, post-humanist studies
…er, and the Enigma of Power: A Reading of Moby-Dick (2003). Modern Fiction Studies 50.3 (Fall 2004): 795-97. Website.
Cesare Casarino’s Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis (2002). Modern Fiction Studies 49.4 (Winter 2003): 874-76. Website….
Mark D. Larabee is formerly Associate Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland), where he taught English and ethics, and served as Associate Chair of the English Department, after many years at sea. His latest book is The Historian’s Heart of Darkness (2018), a new edition of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece that presents Conrad’s fiction as a guide to social and cultural history. His previous book is Front Lines of Modernism (2011), about how British authors used landscape description to shape the meaning of the First World War. He has also published numerous articles on Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Yasunari Kawabata, World War I art and literature, travel writing, and teaching. Since 2009 he has served as Executive Editor of Joseph Conrad Today (the official publication of the Joseph Conrad Society of America), and Treasurer of the Joseph Conrad Society of America. His writing and research have won national awards, and he is the first-ever recipient of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Military Professor Teaching Excellence Award. He holds a PhD in English language and literature from the University of Washington. (Profile photo: Frederick Judd Waugh, Under the Full Moon. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.)
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2013: “Re-Imagining America: Jeff Smith, Herman Melville, and National Dreamscapes.” Co-written with Jennifer A. Hughes. The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.1: 117-133.
2012: “Same Genus, Diff…
I write books about — and teach classes on — children’s books and comics.