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Events

2019 events (revised 28 October 2018)


21 February 2019 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: Reading Moby-Dick in the Anthropocene," Peyton Annual Lecture, Randolph College, time TBD

26 April 2019"How Interlibrary Loan Tells the Natural History of Moby-Dick," Williams College Friendly Friday lecture, time TBD.


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2018 events

19 August 2018 "The Imminent Loves and Woes of the Cormorant in Maine," George's River Land Trust Annual Meeting (Rockland, ME) (cancelled)

11 May 2018 "Ishmael's Albatross through Blue Ecocritical Binoculars," English and Linguistics Department Seminar, University of Otago, 4pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)

2o March 2018 "Catch-up Book Club: Moby-Dick," The University Book Shop, 7-8:30 pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)

9 Feb 2018 "The Natural History of Moby-Dick: Ishmael, the Marine Biologist, the Environmentalist, and a Climate Refugee?," The Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, 12pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)

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2017 events

7 December 2017 "The Natural History of Moby-Dick: Ishmael, the Marine Biologist, the Environmentalist, and a Climate Refugee?" book signing of The Devil's Cormorant and Lobster to follow, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History , 6-7:30 pm (Pacific Grove, CA)

5 December 2017 "Calling All Ecosystems: The Inspiring and Accurate Science Fiction of Rachel Carson's Under the Sea-Wind," UC Santa Cruz, Rachel Carson College Red Room, 5:30-7:00 PM

24 March 2017 "Long Island's Lobster: Not Peasants' Food, Not Fine Art, and Not Endangered," book signing to follow, Branford Land Trust, 7:00 pm (Branford, CT)