“When I described my project to the other eight voyagers onboard, I was surprised to learn that five of them had brought along their personal copies of Moby-Dick.”
Norberg is a Melville scholar and the chairperson of the English Department at Saint Joseph’s University. Receiving his doctorate in English from Rice University, he has held teaching posts at Rice, University of Houston at Clear Lake, and Boston College. He made an early connection to Melville, fishing the waters of Nantucket Sound, the same water crossed by Ishmael on his way to Nantucket. Norberg currently serves as the General Associate Editor of Melville’s Marginalia Online.
Eighty-five individuals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds sailed aboard the ship and participated in an unprecedented public-history project, using their own perspectives and talents to document their experiences. Meet the Voyagers »