Six@Six Lecture Series:

“Moby-Dick” Through a Nigerian Lens


Jan. 23, 2019– Northern Kentucky University continues its Six@Six Lecture Series with NKU English Professor Dr. Bob Wallace and his student Onyinye Uwolloh discussing “Moby-Dick” Through a Nigerian Lens. The latest Six@Six lecture is Jan. 24 at The Mercantile Library.

Presented by Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, this lecture focuses on a creative example of how Dr. Wallace’s students have found ways to make “Moby-Dick” relevant to their own lives and to the 21st century. For her final project in Dr. Wallace’s class, Uwolloh created Haiku in the Pidgin English of her native country of Nigeria.

Matt Kish, the artist of “Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page,” will be a special guest at the lecture. Kish recently completed an illustrated copy of “Benito Cereno,” Melville’s story about an African slave revolt. Dr. Wallace and Uwolloh will also discuss interpretations of “Benito Cereno.”

·       What: Moby-Dick Through a Nigerian Lens

·       When: January 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.

·       Where: The Mercantile Library | Cincinnati, Ohio

Since 2010, NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement has held the Six@Six lecture series to connect community members with experts to discuss topics of national and local interest.

The interactive community lectures run through May 2019. The events are free for students and open to the public for $6 per lecture. Visit the Six@Six website for tickets and more information.

About NKU:  Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit