How to Teach Walt Whitman in the 21st Century

Annette Magid's picture
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Humanities, Teaching and Learning, Literature

Over two hundred years after his birth, Whitman still has influence in the poetry world. Whitman had a profound effect on American writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau as well as international writers such as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. The focus of this roundtable is on Whitman’s influence and his positivism. What are the most effective ways to present the wisdom of Whitman to students? Why should professors continue to teach poets such as Whitman?

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Professor Annette M. Magid, Ph.D.
State University of New York: Erie Community College    
Buffalo, NY


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