Associate Professor Martin Kevorkian publishes 'Writing beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance'
Posted: January 8, 2013
Martin Kevorkian and the book cover of 'Writing beyond Prophecy'
From Louisiana State Press
Writing beyond Prophecy offers a new interpretation of the American Renaissance by drawing attention to a cluster of later, rarely studied works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. Identifying a line of writing from Emerson’s Conduct of Life to Hawthorne’s posthumously published Elixir of Life manuscript to Melville’s Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land, Martin Kevorkian demonstrates how these authors wrestled with their vocational calling.
About the author
Martin Kevorkian is an associate professor of English and associate department chair at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America as well as articles on Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville.