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Update, January 2023:

The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association is immensely pleased to announce that the thirteenth international Whitman seminar—postponed for three years because of the pandemic—will be held June 12-17, 2023, at Sapienza University of Rome, with a symposium on “War and Peace: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings” on June 16–17.

Applications for the seminar should include a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of interest, and a short letter of support from an instructor who knows the applicant well. All of these materials, including the letter of recommendation, should be submitted by e-mail to the Rome organizers, Giorgio Mariani (giorgio.mariani@uniroma1.it) and Daphne Orlandi (daphne.orlandi@uniroma1.it) by March 1, 2023.

International students will live together at no charge with Sapienza students, thus creating opportunities for meaningful intercultural dialogue.

Seminar students are expected to attend the Symposium. If a Whitman Week participant would like to present a paper at the Symposium, a separate paper proposal must be submitted to the conference organizers by February 15, 2023.

Details about the seminar and symposium, including the symposium CFP, are available here.

If you have any questions about the 2023 Whitman Week, please contact the organizers at any time: