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.
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.