The Nautilus

A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture

The Nautilus is an annual peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship on the literature, history, and culture of the sea. The first issue was published in June 2010. Scholars are invited to submit essays, notes, and documents on any literary or historical period as it relates to humankind’s relationship with the sea through literary fiction or nonfiction; drama or poetry; naval, merchant, or cultural history; or musical or other forms of artistic expression. The goal of the journal is to provide a forum for scholarship in the humanities addressing the literary, historical, and other works prompted by our contact with the maritime world. The journal also publishes book reviews, which are assigned by the book review editor.

Learn of the little nautilus to sail,
Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

Alexander Pope, Essay on Man

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