First WednesdaysA Humanities Lecture Series, October through May
Essex Junction First Wednesdays
First Wednesdays talks will resume in October, 2017.
Our 2016-2017 First Wednesdays season has ended. We’ll announce the 2017-2018 lectures in August, and the new series will begin in October.
Watch a video from the 2016-2017 First Wednesdays season
Whitman’s Civil War writings give us a dual portrait, first the war as “a strange, unloosen’d wondrous time,” and second the emergence of a new Whitman.In this talk, UVM professor Huck Gutman examines some of the most remarkable poems about war ever published and looks at Whitman’s remarkable development.
This video was recorded at the Brownell Library in Essex Jct., VT on January 4, 2017.