"Global Emerson"

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Mass. (July 6–10, 2022). 

"Global Emerson"

Following the conference theme of “The Global Thoreau,” the Emerson Society invites papers that encourage global readings of Emerson or Emerson and the international scene. The panel seeks papers that address Emerson’s interest in non-anglophone literature and culture as well as Emerson’s own travels and lectures outside of the United States. Additionally, papers could look at Emerson’s global influence as a transnational figure in fields as diverse as poetry, politics, and philosophy. Also welcome are proposals that reflect on the global in the geophysical, cosmological, or theological sense: “the good globe is faithful” (“New England Reformers”).

More details about the Thoreau Annual Gathering can be found here: https://www.thoreausociety.org/event/annual-gathering-2021

Send 300-word abstracts by January 15, 2022 to Joseph Urbas (joseph.urbas@gmail.com) and Tim Sommer (tim.sommer@as.uni-heidelberg.de).

Membership in the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society is required of presenters.



Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Graduate Student Paper Award

The award provides $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2022) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2022). Submit a carefully crafted 1- or 2-page single-spaced conference paper proposal by January 15, 2022. Proposals should address the 2022 CFPs posted at emersonsociety.org.