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Selected Civil War Era Maps of Fredericksburg

Our town around the time Whitman came here to look for his brother George, in late 1862. […]

American Nutshell

For me, the real highlights of our Camden trip were of course the graveyard and house visits. What I can’t shake about the house on what used to be Mickle Street is the juxtaposition of signifiers: home of Walt Whitman, inspired, experimental communicator, Civil War nurse, poet-philosopher of democracy and national optimist + the broadened, […] […]

“Walt Whitman’s Niece”

From Billy Bragg and Wilco’s Mermaid Avenue, an album of Woody Guthrie lyrics they set to music. I’ve been listening to the song for years but never realized until last week in Camden that Whitman’s last surviving direct descendant was, in fact, some kind of niece. […]

PBS Documentary: Whitman and the Civil War

nbsp;… “The Civil War” (8:20)… “Drum-Taps” (8:40) Two episodes from a pretty cool series (online and free–the whole thing is at…) featuring our own Karen Karbiener as well as other scholars and writers including Ed Folsom, Ken Price, Alan Garganus, and Yusef Komunyakaa. […]

Camden planning notes 4

Random notes from training: Tech support is new group where faculty and students can post tech questions for help from members and Jim. Matt and Jim will add tabs for fora and will fix course blogs so they draw in essential feeds. We should each think about what feeds we want for course blogs and individually arrange […] […]

Camden planning notes 3 supplementing Matt’s post

Groups and BuddyPress: Fora. Can be public or private. Could be used e.g. by students working on shared projects for discussion. Group wire is like Facebook wall; can also notify by email that something has been posted on the wall. Archiving group information. Groups could be formed across class/campus lines–e.g., for students interested in Whitman […] […]

Camden planning notes II

Various course ideas: one blog post per week that will be more structured on focused short writing task/question (post two days before class) + 3 comments by class, at least one on post from another course (self-report in class?) frontispiece as start to blog– of self in clothes and pose that they consider apt intro of self […] […]

Camden planning notes I

General info and planning: International Whitman Symposium in Italy focus on 1860 edition, esp. for graduate students– Karen will post link when website is ready Library of America + WW archive for other editions, facsimiles, etc. Begin with 1855 as shared base text WW archive has summary descriptions of various editions From Jim: Looking for Whitman as immediate, collaborative space. Disorientation […] […]

Draft Syllabus

A very tentative list of readings, assignments, field trips, and discussion questions. […]