The Twelfth Annual International Whitman Week Seminar and Symposium
New York University, New York City, USA
27 May – 1 June, 2019
Call for Papers: “Walt Whitman and New York” Symposium
Saturday, June 1, Grolier Club, Manhattan
In celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday on May 31, 2019, the International Whitman Symposium will be held in Whitman's New York. We invite papers that explore Whitman's enduring relationship with the metropolis that inspired him. In addition to discussions of Whitman's lifelong connection to New York City (and its vast influence on his body of work), we also welcome papers that approach Whitman through the intersecting lenses of legacy and geography, memory and urbanity, ephemera and re/collection. Focusing on the fluctuating histories of New York's cityscape and the poet's circuitous paths through it, we will explore how Whitman's legacy continues to occupy the city and its inhabitants.
Please note that all papers must be delivered in person; we are not able to accept Skype presentations. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by email to: Matt Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lindsay Tuggle (email@example.com) on or before January 1, 2019.
See the attached documents for more information