Note: This class has moved to Thursday, December 15, from 1 - 3 pm.
Walt Whitman played a major role in American literary history. An innovator in poetry, he was the first American poet who truly strove to present American English in long, muscular lines. His multi-edition Leaves of Grass distilled the aesthetics and politics of Whitman's life and continues to inspire poets. Meanwhile, Whitman's public life serves as a gauge for changing and developing notions of Americanness and American culture in the nineteenth century. In this lecture, Taylor Hagood will present Whitman's life and work in context, bringing this often contradictory figure into full, vivid life.
Bring to Class:
Online via Zoom, link will be sent via email prior to the class
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
12/15/2022 1:00PM - 3:00PM