Illume/Knapp Lecture Two: The Great Work, Song of Myself - Mark Edmundson, PhD

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Illume/Knapp Lecture Two: The Great Work, Song of Myself - Mark Edmundson, PhD

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Illume/Knapp Lecture Two: The Great Work, Song of Myself - Mark Edmundson, PhD

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location

Manchester Hall, Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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This lecture considers Song of Myself as the record of a quest in which Whitman strives to become a representative democratic individual and to redefine his nation. From this vantage, he reflects on violence, ponders the place of Jesus and of God, and ultimately encounters death.

This is the second lecture in a the series, Walt Whitman and the Battle for Democracy. In this sequence of lectures, Dr. Mark Edmundson, professor at the University of Virginia, discusses Walt Whitman, his poetry and his vision of democracy. Though Whitman published his greatest poem Song of Myself in 1855, he remains a poet of the present: we still have not fully realized, or even completely understood, his hopes. Reflecting on Whitman today puts us in a position to respond to our current crisis of democracy.

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