Walt Whitman at 200: The Bicentennial Symposium

Jun 19, 2019

03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

University of Iowa Main Library, Gallery, Room 1001

125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Walt Whitman: A Bicentennial Celebration

Matt Cohen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “From Margin to Method: Walt Whitman, Novelty, and Humanities Computing”; Kenneth M. Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Strayed Cattle: Anti-Pastoralism in Whitman’s War Writings.” Cohen is author of Whitman’s Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution (2017); Price is co-director of the online Walt Whitman Archive and author of several books on Whitman, including To Walt Whitman, America (2004) and the forthcoming Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City.

“Walt Whitman at 200: The Bicentennial Symposium” accompanies the exhibit “Walt Whitman: A Bicentennial Celebration,” University of Iowa Main Library Gallery, curated by Stephanie M. Blalock, Brandon James O’Neil, and Ed Folsom. All events will be held in the Main Library Gallery, first floor, North Entrance.

Walt Whitman at 200 is made possible by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI), Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Iowa.

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