Every Atom: Walt Whitman's Song of Myself

Every Atom

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself

Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself will take a collective approach to a close reading of America’s democratic verse epic, first published without a title in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass and later titled Song of Myself in the 1881 edition.

Course Instructors

Instructor

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Ales Debeljak's Anxious...

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Instructor

Ed Folsom is the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive and editor of the Whitman Series at The University of Iowa Press. The Roy J. Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa, he is the author or editor of twelve books...

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Moderator

Micah Bateman (@micah_bateman) received the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Award, and his poems appear widely in journals and anthologies including Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics. He has been awarded top teaching fellowships from...

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Teaching Assistant

Stephanie Blalock is an M.A. student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. After completing her Ph.D. in 19th-Century American Literature at the University of Iowa in 2011, she accepted a position as a Guest Lecturer at the Technische...

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Teaching Assistant

Blake Bronson-Bartlett is currently a Ballard/Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellow in the English Department at the University of Iowa. His dissertation, titled “Whitman’s Inscriptions: Writing-in-Transit and the Urban Networks of Nineteenth-Century America,...

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Teaching Assistant

Timothy Robbins is a Presidential Fellow in the English Department at the University of Iowa. His dissertation examines Whitman’s work in the context of the social science movements of the nineteenth century, through its reception and adaptation in modern sociological...

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