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Melville’s Relevancies:  Occupy, Tattooing, and the Promise of American Failure 

The following is a guest post from Martin Griffin, associate professor in the English Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Along with several articles, Martin is the author, with  Constance DeVereaux, of  Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, (Ashgate, 2013), and Ashes of the Mind:  War and Memory in Northern Literature, 1865-1900, (Massachusetts, 2009). He is also the co-editor, with Chris Hebert, of an upcoming collection of essays entitled Stories of Nation: Fictions, Politics, and the American Experience (University of Tennessee) which will appear this spring. I’m very pleased Read more