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WWIF 2019 : Walt Whitman International Festival


When Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Where US
Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2018
Categories    pop culture   childhood   sexuality   social justice

Call For Papers

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday.

We are looking for papers that examine different aspects of Walt Whitman and his contribution to humanity. Studies relevant to culture, using any scholarly method, are welcome.

Decision notification: January 10, 2019

Topics of interest for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

• Impact of Whitman on domestic and international social justice issues

• Whitman’s influence on pop culture (e.g.: Breaking Bad, Dead Poets Society, The Twilight Zone, Paper Towns, Volvo and Levi’s commercials)

• Significance of place in early childhood: how the ecological landscape impacts children and/or impacted Whitman

• The spectrum of Whitman’s sexuality

• Comparative approaches to Whitman and other poets

• Technology and Whitman

• Cross-cultural influences created by Whitman’s poetry in politics, art, music, social media and other aspects of society

To submit a proposal, email and submit a paper abstract of 250 words or a panel proposal including short abstracts and titles of each prospective paper. Include in your submission the name, affiliation, address, and email address of each author/participant as well as their CV/bio. You must specify any special AV or scheduling needs when submitting your proposal.

Presenters – Registration to Present a Paper: $125 ($100 for Graduate Students) due July 1, 2019

Early Bird Registration: $100 ($75 for Graduate Students) due March 1, 2019

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