P@RE (Posters@ Research Events) is a collection that celebrates, captures, and provides a means by which student research, both scholarly and creative, produced and presented as posters for various research or academic events by The College at Brockport students, is available to a global audience through the Digital Commons platform.
Students may submit poster projects, which include an abstract for the project, identified key terms, and any additional materials (paper, presentation notes, and handouts). Posters and additional materials should be uploaded in pdf format.
Julie M. Oyer
This project examines Walt Whitman’s poetic voice – pre, during, and post-Civil War conflict. The essay argues that through the various iterations of Leaves of Grass, 1855 through the authoritative 1892 publication, Walt Whitman’s poetic voice and style is revised and reformed by the Civil War’s transformative power. Critics agree that the “poet of democracy…[who] celebrated the mystical, divine potential of the individual”  and was witness to war’s realistic horror and the powerlessness of one, forever changed in both Whitman’s personal and poetic writing. The project further explores the idea that Whitman’s writing mirrors the courageous individuals represented in Embattled Courage as author, Gerald Linderman, notes the same transformation upon the brave men who filled the battle lines of blue and grey.
 Jeanne Campbell Reesman, “Walt Whitman, 1819-1892” in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, ed. Nina Baym (New York: Norton, 2007), C: 17.