Whitman's Love Poems: In His Time and Ours | Newberry

Whitman's Love Poems: In His Time and Ours

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Eric Selinger, DePaul University
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

“Publish my name and hang up my picture as that of the tenderest lover,” Whitman asks in “Live Oak With Moss.” This would be a seminar on Whitman as a love poet, reading him not only historically, in terms of what his poems can teach us about love in mid-to-late-19th century America, but also aesthetically, in terms of how he enacts ideas of love in his compositional choices, and more philosophically, as an enduring “example to lovers” in “ages yet to come.” What kind of love does Whitman model and describe, and how does the poetry of “the tenderest lover” read in the age of Tinder?

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.