The University of Iowa’s acclaimed International Writing Program is offering a new free online course this July.
Open to all who are interested in the topic, Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, disaster, and reconciliation — in Walt Whitman’s time and today.
Classes will be led by Ed Folsom, a Whitman scholar and University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of English, and Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program and a University of Iowa Professor of English.
Weekly assignments will ask participants to experiment in poetry, essay, letters, memoir, journalism, photography, and illustration.
No previous experience in writing or literature is required and there is no registration fee (though for US$50 participants can elected to receive a certificate of completion).
Classes start on Monday 18 July and run until Tuesday 6 September. To enrol or to find out more information visit the University of Iowa website.