Cover of Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition

Cover of Leaves of Grass, 1881 edition

Walt Whitman reading “America

Gale (from Breaking Bad) reading “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer“:

Walter White’s copy of Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition, edited by David Reynolds)

And the scene where Hank figures it all out:

Image of Nathaniel Hawthorne ca. 1860.

Images of Walt Whitman (in 1854, in 1867, ca. 1870)

(from the The Walt Whitman Archive)

 

Glenn Ligon, “Untitled (“I Feel Most Colored When I Am Thrown Against A Sharp White Background”)” (1990)

Glenn Ligon, “Prisoner of Love Edition 1” (1992)

Glenn Ligon, “Malcolm X, Sun, Frederick Douglass, Boy with Bubbles” (2001)

The real House of the Seven Gables (history)

Kara Walker, A Subtlety (redux)

Glenn Ligon, Narratives series

Obama’s Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, “Untitled (“I Feel Most Colored When I Am Thrown Against A Sharp White Background”)” (1990)

Glenn Ligon, “Prisoner of Love Edition 1” (1992)

Glenn Ligon, “Malcolm X, Sun, Frederick Douglass, Boy with Bubbles” (2001)

We’ll be talking about this video with respect to the Mintz essay in class today:

More information about cocoa farming in here.

Project groups and role assignments have just been posted on TSquare. That document also indicates each group’s recipe book. Links to the digitized versions of the recipe books are as follows:

Hannah Keen’s recipes – Philadelphia, PA (Ms. Codex 633):
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/2363138

Baltimore recipes? (Ms. Codex 797):
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/2706372

Mrs. Paige – Charleston, SC (Ms. Coll 392):
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/3178092

Here’s a video of David Chang’s talk at the 2012 MAD Symposium in which he takes MSG haters to task:

We’ll watch a short clip of this in class on Thursday.

Today in class, we’ll be discussing a set of engravings made by Theodore de Bry. You can view them on this site, Picturing the New Word: The Hand-Colored De Bry Engravings of 1590. Images include:

This site, “Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas,” also includes images of the de Bry engravings.

For those who are curious, here’s a site that compares the John White watercolors and the De Bry engravings side-by-side.