Walt Whitman and the Birth of Modern American Poetry

Professor Karen Karbiener

Columbia University

Walt Whitman and the Birth of Modern American Poetry Professor Karen Karbiener

Executive Producer John J. Alexander

Executive Editor Donna F. Carnahan

RECORDING

Producer - David Markowitz Director - Matthew Cavnar

COURSE GUIDE

Editor - Aaron Koch Contributing Editors - James Gallagher Design - Edward White Research - Lynn McGrath

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Course Syllabus Walt Whitman and the Birth of Modern American Poetry

About Your Professor 4

Introduction 4-5

Lecture 1 "Listener up there!": Whitman Springs Off the Page 6-9

Lecture 2 The Revolution of the First Edition:

Whitman's Leaves of Grass 10-14

Lecture 3 Emerson, Whitman, and the Beginnings of an Original American Literature 15-23

Lecture 4 Manhattan's Son Rises 24-29

Lecture 5 Sex Is the Root of It All 30-35

Lecture 6 Whitman's Civil War 36-42

Lecture 7 Banned in Boston: Whitman and Censorship 43-48

Lecture 8 Glancing Back, Looking Forward:

Whitman and the Promise of America 49-54

Lecture 9 Whitman Among the Moderns 55-61

Lecture 10 I, Too, Sing America:

Black Voices Respond to Whitman 62-67

Lecture 11 From "Barbaric Yawp" to "Howl" 68-74

Lecture 12 Whitman, Visual Poetics, and the New York School 75-81

Lecture 13 Singing the Songs:

Whitman's Impact on Modern American Music 82-87

Lecture 14 I Stop Somewhere Waiting for You:

Whitman's Enduring Presence 88-94

Whitman Chronology 95

Notes 96

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