TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany
28 May – 3 June, 2018
Download the 2018 seminar program here.
Download the 2018 symposium program here.
See photos of Whitman Week 2018 here.
The international instructors for the 2018 seminar were:
Jeanne Cortiel, Professor of American Studies at Universität Bayreuth; author of Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ/Feminism/Science Fiction (1999), Passion für das Unmögliche: Befreiung als Narrativ in der amerikanischen feministischen Theologie (2001), and With a Barbarous Din: Race and Ethnic Encounter in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2016); co-editor of Religion in the United States (2011) and Sounds of the Future: Musical and Sonic Anticipation in American Popular Culture (2016).
Jeanne Cortiel was a Dortmund American Studies faculty member from 1994 until 2008.
Betsy Erkkila, Professor of American literary and cultural studies at Northwestern University; author of Walt Whitman Among the French: Poet and Myth (1980) and Whitman the Political Poet (1996); co-editor, with Jay Grossmann, of Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies (1996); editor of Walt Whitman’s Songs of Male Intimacy and Love (2011). She is currently completing The Whitman Revolution: Why Poetry Matters.
Betsy Erkkila was a Fulbright Professor at Dortmund American Studies in 2010.
Ed Folsom, Professor of American Literature at the University of Iowa; co-director of the online Whitman Archive; editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review; author, co-author and editor of over 20 Whitman-related books, including, most recently, Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas: A Facsimile of the Original Edition (2010), Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (2007), co-authored with Kenneth M. Price, Whitman Making Books / Books Making Whitman (2005), and Whitman East and West: New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman (2002).
Ed Folsom was a Fulbright Professor at Dortmund American Studies in 1996.
Christine Gerhardt, Professor of American Studies at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg; author of A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World (2014) and Rituale des Scheiterns: Die Reconstruction-Periode im US-amerikanischen Roman [Rituals of Failure: The Reconstruction Period in American Fiction] (2003); editor of The American Novel of the Nineteenth Century (2017); and co-editor of Environmental Imaginaries on the Move: Nature and Mobility in American Literature and Culture (2016) and Religion in the United States (2011).
Christine Gerhardt was a Dortmund American Studies faculty member from 1994 until 2008.