Emerson Society Panel at the Thoreau Gathering 2018

deadline for submissions: 
January 12, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 

The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA. For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org. We will consider papers both on the topic below and the conference theme more generally.


Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting

The influence of Emerson on Thoreau, and of Thoreau on Emerson, is well known. But this should not hide their differences. In this panel, ‘Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting’, we would welcome papers that productively explore the differences between these two transcendentalists. Themes of particular interest would be: writing, politics, philosophy, influence, friendship, nature, the past, race, the self, gender and the environment.


E-mail 300 word abstracts to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by Jan. 12, 2018. Membership in the Emerson Society is required of presenters.