First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Walt Whitman and the Civil War

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.