15/12/18 – call for paper for the “Whitman week” seminar

walt whitman week

What, when & where

International Whitman Week: May 27-June 1, 2019, organized by The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association.

International Whitman Week is a week-long seminar and one-day symposium for students and scholars of Walt Whitman. It is free for participants and will be hosted in 2019 by New York University to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth.

Whitman Week will include special guest lectures by Ed Folsom, Jerome Loving, and David Reynolds, walking tours of Whitman’s New York by Karen Karbiener and Greg Trupiano, tours of the major exhibition “Poet of the Body: New York’s Walt Whitman” (Grolier Club), a performance of Whitman settings by the renowned Dessoff Choirs, and a birthday party for Whitman featuring free wine (courtesy of Paumanok Vineyards) and birthday cake (thanks to the Whitman Birthplace). For the first time, IWW will take place in several different locations throughout Whitman’s New York: Long Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Please take a moment to view the schedule and application.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the seminar; independent scholars, collectors, and Whitman enthusiasts are also welcome to apply.

Deadline & how to apply

The deadline for seminar applications is December 15.

The final day of Whitman Week will include a symposium at the Grolier Club. We seek exciting new scholarship by promising scholars; please see the application for a list of topics under the general category of “Whitman and New York.” The deadline for symposium applications is January 1.

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