Melville's Billy Budd
The analytic intentionalism espoused by Walter Benn Michaels
in "Against Theory" and elsewhere is too strong, but in allowing
for the possibility of misinterpretation it accommodates the
history of Melville's Billy Budd, a tale that encodes
error and guarantees misinterpretation.
- "Billy Budd: Famous Last Words." Cardozo Studies in
Law and Literature 1 (1989): 109-21.
research and publications menu.
Department of English, University of Minnesota
Comments to: email@example.com
Created February 1995
Last revised 17 September 1996