Moby-Dick: Reading and Envisioning an American Epic (In Person)

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - Thursday, April 13, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Nine Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

From the most famous first sentence in American literature to the climactic chase scene, reading Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is a great challenge—and memorable experience—in the life of any reader.

This class will help participants chart an exciting course through the novel. We will also explore many of the beautifully illustrated editions of the book held in the Newberry’s collection, as well as adaptations into film, theater, and other media.
Nine sessions. $270/$243. Led by Will Hansen

Registration Fees

Registration is $270

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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