Thoreau and Resistance -ALA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society
contact email: 

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California

Thoreau and Resistance 

What do Thoreau's writings offer contemporary modes of social and political resistance?  As we navigate an extended period of political crisis, what can we learn from Thoreau's complex responses to the national politics of his time? This panel will consider Thoreau's legacy for resistance movements with particular attention to the question of the relation between his political and natural history writings. Please send queries or one-page abstracts (for an 18-minute presentation) by January 15, 2018 to: