Here is my long-undelivered final project, a hybrid of Walt Whitman and Elvis Presley. Please watch–it finally exists!
The “Bloody Angle” is the name given to a piece of ground at the Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield on which, in May 1864, some of the war’s most traumatizing hand-to-hand and muzzle-to-muzzle fighting took place. Whitman would certainly have encountered a number of the men damaged at this site.
Bob Dylan and the expansiveness of Whitmanian influence
On Longaker’s one-dimensional treatment of Whitman’s death–why wouldn’t he want to “beat those doctors?”
“I celebrate myself,” …and? The opening of “Song of Myself” as iconic text
Song of the Bleeding Throat: Death in “When Lilacs Last in Dooryard Bloom’d”
Army rations of the Civil War, and the problems stemming from them.
Whitman’s “Race of Victors”
Drum-Taps: Whitman carves out an amputated America.