Volume IX 2018

The Nautilus (Volume IX 2018)

The ninth annual edition of The Nautilus (Spring 2018) includes Diana L. Ahmad’s essay on naval captain Benjamin Franklin Tilley’s administration of the newly designated territory of American Samoa at the turn of the twentieth century; Awet Tewelde Weldemichael’s examination of the law of the sea as it pertains to illegal fishing and piracy in Somalia in the twenty-first century; and Laurel Kornhiser’s study of the influence of Darwinian theory on the modernist poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Pablo Neruda. This year’s edition also has a number of book reviews, including ones addressing environmental issues such as waterborne invasive species and fresh- and saltwater wetscapes; the journal of a nineteenth-century seaman’s voyage to the African coast; the Royal Navy’s battles with Germany in the North Sea during World War I; a social and cultural history of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness; critical editions of Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; and the final volume in the Northwestern-Newberry Writings of Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Uncompleted Writings. Volume IX of The Nautilus is available as of June 2018.

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