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UT Hosts Melville Festival for University & Community on April 7th & 8th

Melville Festival is a university and community celebration of the writing of Herman Melville (1819-1891), one of most imaginative and influential of American storytellers. In fiction from Typee to Moby-Dick to Billy Budd, Melville spoke to humanity’s most pressing philosophical, ethical, religious, and social questions.

Melville Festival is organized by Dawn Coleman and Martin Griffin, Associate Professors of English, who can be contacted with any questions.  All events are free and open to the public.  A complete schedule of events is available at

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