Dinner with Walt

all things Walt Whitman

Dinner with Walt - all things Walt Whitman

Another Whitman MOOC from the University of Iowa!

The University of Iowa is conducting another MOOC: “Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster.”

On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman’s writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman’s lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation – in Whitman’s time and today. Join us!

LED BY PROFESSORS ED FOLSOM AND CHRISTOPHER MERRILL

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This MOOC will be taught by longtime friends and collaborators Ed Folsom, Whitman scholar and University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of English; and Christopher Merrill, IWP Director and University of Iowa Professor of English.

FREE REGISTRATION

This MOOC is freely available to everyone in the world; there is no cost to register. Click the “Sign Up” button to register.

JULY 18-SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
WEEKLY VIDEO CLASSES, READINGS, AND CREATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

Whitman’s Civil War will be taught in English as follows: each week, instructors Folsom and Merrill will post a new video class. In this video class, they will discuss the readings for the week (all accessible online) and offer questions for you to discuss with the teaching team.

Each week, a new assignment will challenge you to respond creatively to the class video and readings. This assignment will be multi-genre: you could respond to it by writing a poem or a short nonfiction piece, trying your hand at the art of letters or memoir, or creating a journalistic op-ed or a photojournalism essay. Each assignment will be followed by community feedback with your fellow MOOC students.

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Whitman Presentation at Newark Public Library!

Materials for Whitman presentation at Newark Library

I am super excited to present Walt Whitman and introduce Leaves of Grass to the LGBTQ Book Club at the Newark Public Library for National Poetry Month!

Also, Whitman is featured on the poster this year for National Poetry Month! You can download or request a free copy of the poster here.

The image of the hand above is a bronze cast of Whitman’s hand made in April, 1881. I’d be interested to know where this relic is now–in the massive collection at the Library of Congress perhaps? If anyone has any insight on this, please share!

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Poetry in America: Whitman (Online course)

A new friend shared another online course on Whitman!

Poetry in America:  Whitman

 

Poetry in America: Whitman Video
School: HarvardX
Course Code: AI12.2x
Classes Start: 15 Jan 2014
Course Length: 8 weeks
Estimated effort: 3 to 6 hours/week

Prerequisites:

None.

Poetry in America: Whitman

Poetry in America: Whitman

A module focused on Whitman in a course that surveys 300+ years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century.

About this Course

A module in a course that surveys 300+ years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century, the course covers individual figures (Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Williams, Hughes), major poetic movements (Firesides, Modernist, New York, Confessional, L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E) and probes uses of poetry across changing times. Who, and what, are poems for? For poets? Readers? To give vent to the soul? To paint or sculpt with words? Alter consciousness? Raise cultural tone? Students will read, write about and also recite American poems.

Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more.

 

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Song of Myself, Online Course offered

Just in from the Walt Whitman Archive!

Care to learn more about Whitman’s masterwork, Song of Myself…? Here’s your chance! There will be a free online course on this classic American epic from Feb. 17th through March 29th. Join me!

 

Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

Course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection

By:  Ashley Davidson | 2014.01.10 | 11:18 AM


The University of Iowa’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, is open for enrollment. The six-week course, which runs Feb. 17 through March 29 and is organized by the UI International Writing Program (IWP), offers participants everywhere the opportunity to read, consider, and discuss Whitman’s epic poem through video lectures, live breakout sessions, and moderated online discussions.

The course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection. To enroll, visit: courses.writinguniversity.org/info/every-atom.

Ed Folsom


Every Atom will be co-taught by Whitman scholar Ed Folsom and International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill. Folsom is the Roy J. Carver Professor of English at the University of Iowa, co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive, and editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. Merrill is the author of six collections of poetry and a member of the National Council on the Humanities. His work has been translated into 25 languages, and he has undertaken cultural diplomacy missions to more than 40 countries for the U.S. Department of State.

 

You can get more info and register for the course here.

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