Renée Bergland teaches and writes about nineteenth-century literature and culture. She is the author of: The National Uncanny: Indian Ghosts and American Subjects; Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the American Romantics; and Natural Magic: Charles Darwin, Emily Dickinson, and the Making of Modern Science (forthcoming from Princeton University Press). Moby-Dick is her favorite book.
Course Title: The Women Behind Moby-Dick (Winter Term 2023)
Lectures were excellent and provided material very new to me. I had not previously read Moby Dick and I find myself going back and listening again to many sections after class discussions.
Fully incorporated her own slides. She was able to provide a large amount of material in an organized interesting manner.