Whitman for the Kemp Symposium

Here’s the space as promised in my email. What format/content should we propose for the Kemp Symposium? My email suggested two possibilities: a more academic panel on Whitman and the literature itself, or a tech-based panel highlighting the more digital projects produced throughout the course. Another idea would be something that focused more specifically on [...]

Whitman and the Night Sky

My excellent friend Ken just sent me THIS, which is an article from the Huffington Post about Whitman’s poem “Year of Meteors.” Apparently a scientist has used Whitman’s poem, a painting by Church, and some New York newspapers to determine that Whitman actually witnessed a very rare meteroic event. I love this idea of two [...] [...]

“Ben, I think you let that seminar go to your head”

This is the quote I got today from one of my friends, and yes maybe it is true but frankly, I don’t care. Now you might ask yourself “Self? why would Ben be in a situation where he would even have to worry about whether or not he was to wrapped up in this class. [...] [...]

In the Company of Walt

While I appreciated visiting Whitman’s home and grave, I have to admit that when I left the conference, I was pretty concerned that I hadn’t gotten as much out of it as I could have. In general, I felt closed off from the experience, like I just wasn’t in the moment but everyone else was. [...] [...]

Sam P.’s Final Project (In Search of Wendell Slickman)

Here is my long-undelivered final project, a hybrid of Walt Whitman and Elvis Presley. Please watch–it finally exists! [...]

Closest Thing to Pfaff’s?

A New York Times review of a joint in Brooklyn called Henry Public thinks so. [...]

Chelsea’s Final Project: Recreating the Bible in “Song of Myself”

Whitman Final I appreciate all of the patience and understanding during this time. It means a lot to my family. Hope everyone has a wonderful break. See most of you in the W.O.M.B. [...]

The most famous resurrection…

may have belonged to…Walt Whitman. In my dreams. Not kidding either. I got home Friday afternoon and yesterday after having a Guitar Hero/Band Hero marathon with my friends, I drove back to my house in freezing rain and contemplated this class. I remembered that I hadn’t done a post on the field trip to DC [...] [...]

DC Field Trip

Since I just realized I never put up the DC field trip post… The field trip to DC, as I’m sure everyone would agree, was a fantastic experience for all of us. One of the things that I found the most interesting was going to places I’d already been, but wearing my Whitman goggles. A [...] [...]

Whitman’s Civil War Prose

sarah’s final paper Ugh. Day of Finish paper, Take nap, Sleep through Whitman party, Wake up, Post paper late, Go back to bed. I hate exam week. [...]

Final Project – Whitman in American Media

Follow the link! [...]

Incredibly, super-belated, end-of-the-line field trip post

So, in the waning minutes of this semester, I realized that I had not yet written about our first field trip. Since I did my final project on a revolutionary, Jose Marti, the memory of standing behind the wall on Sunken Road that the Confederate soldiers used has been on my mind a lot. Just imagining [...] [...]

Ben’s Final Project, A Kosmos of Voices

Ben Brishcar Digital Whitman Scanlon/Earnheart/Groom 10/9/09 A Kosmos of Voices When I was given the option of a nonstandard project for the final for this class, my brain started boggling with options. Immediately the traditional seminar paper was out the window and my head started going towards the [...] [...]

Final Project Blog

Here’s a link to my blog investigating how the Civil Rights Movement has affected our modern understanding of Leaves of Grass. [...]

Everyone will be jealous of Thomas Benton…

That’s why he’s using a nom de plume. First line: “Ten years ago I was permitted to run my hand through the beard of Walt Whitman.” I thought this article spoke to our class too well to not share it. In case the link doesn’t work, the article is “A Professor and a Pilgrim” by [...] [...]

Virginia’s Term Project: Whitman, Commercialism, and the Digital Age. Will Whitman Survive?

Walt Whitman Cinepoem – Uses readings from the first two pages of the 1855 Song of Myself from Leaves of Grass. Abstract: Throughout the semester, I used the FlipCams to film the sun rising over the Potomac, walking to and from school, to work, on my way back from brother’s house in Westmoreland, just life. [...] [...]

Whitman and the War

Whitman and the War: A collection of annotated poems from Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps. With an introduction by Brendon Bottle. Table of Contents Introduction by Brendon Bottle 1861 Long, Too Long, O Land I Saw Old General At Bay As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Woods Come Up From the Fields Father A Sight in Camp in [...] [...]

Final Project: Whitman Goes South of the Border

Well everybody, it’s been a wonderful semester. Here is my final paper. I’m pretty new to Google docs, so my paper looks pretty intimidating until you put it in Word. Well, it’s still long, but not quite as scary. [...]

Meg’s Final Project/Thing

Here is the link to my website, which contains all of my data and analysis. http://describing.lookingforwhitman.org/ I also have the spread sheet with all the answers; I think the map is up but just in case: Whitman Spread [...]

Jessica’s Final Project

Womanly Whitman [...]

Putting My Whitman Where My Womb Is

In which I pay essentialist homage to the [Womanly?] Whitman. [...]

Allison’s Final Paper

Whitman: The Inseminator Cum on and check out my paper on Raunchy Whitman! [...]

Exploration of Chatham

So I finally went to Chatham Manor, and it was quite amazing. Before I start my post though I wanted to make two observations. 1) Did anyone else notice that “Fat Kids” was on the Bill of Fare for the dinner party in the movie? A quick google search failed to enlighten me as to [...] [...]

Hubba Hubba

For vinyl fans, I just found this self-consciously erotic record on eBay. Ah, the ’70s. The eBay seller’s come-on is, “Walt Whitman’s Sex Writings – SEALED!” You can have a listen here at the Mickle Street Review. S… [...]

John Burroughs…looking good.

So I don’t know if anyone has ever seen an image of John Burroughs…but I found his physical similarity to Whitman quite striking. I ran across this picture as I was researching for my final. Perhaps another name has been added to Brendon&… [...]