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The Whitman Revolution: Why Poetry Matters

Par Betsy Berkkilä
Publié par Marion Coste le 12/11/2018
Professeure invitée à l'ENS de Lyon, Betsy Erkkilä (Northwestern University) a donné une série de conférences sur ((Leaves of Grass)) de Walt Whitman. Elle revient ici sur l'aspect révolutionnaire de la poésie de Whitman.

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Introduction 00:12
1. Moving on from Whitman as an individualistic and nationalist American poet 9:23
  • Resurgemus: Planting the seeds of revolutionary freedom
10:13
  • Untitled Opening Poem: Celebrating the birth-day of a new world
15:37
  • Song of Myself: Many in one, One in many
18:33
2. Whitman as a philosopher of democracy 21:43
  • The "You" as Whitman's most revolutionary creation
24:37
  • The erotic union of Self and Other
27:40
  • Whitman's radicalism: self-naming and sexual liberation
34:32
3. Free verse as revolution in literary form 40:03
  • The catalogue as a democratic form and other democratizing devices
42:53
  • Language experiment and democratic creation in Leaves of Grass
49:11
  • Poetic catachresis: redirecting the language of religious worship
55:46
4. A revolutionary rebirth of the person 1:01:20
  • Marx, Whitman and the rebirth of the species life
1:02:16
  • Who Learns my Lesson Complete: death as a form of immortality
1:06:50
  • The Sleepers: the future of democracy
1:08:30
Conclusion 1:11:12
Pour citer cette ressource :

Betsy Berkkilä, "The Whitman Revolution: Why Poetry Matters", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2018. Consulté le 14/12/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/litterature/litterature-americaine/the-whitman-revolution-why-poetry-matters