A Talk on Whitman’s Reprints

On Wednesday, February 24, the Bibliography and Textual Studies Interest Group in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin will host a talk by
Alejandro Omidsalar, titled “Walt Whitman’s Midnight Visitors: Authorship and the ‘Culture’ of Reprinting.”

Omidsalar, project manager for the Walt Whitman Archive’s UT branch, will talk about the Archive‘s ongoing effort to track the thousands of reprints made of Whitman’s poetry during the poet’s lifetime, and some of the lessons that effort might hold for how we understand authorship, poems, and the role of the digital in doing literary history. Whitman’s “The Midnight Visitor” will be featured.

The talk will begin at 4:00 p.m., in Parlin Hall, room 203.


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