Tuesday, 28 December
317. The Emersons’ Parlor and Mrs. Thoreau’s Dinner Table: Transcendental Conversations I
7:15–8:30 p.m., 406, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Thoreau Society
Presiding: Sandy Harbert Petrulionis, Penn State Univ., Altoona
1. “The Parlor and Its Discontents: Transcendentalist Talk Circles and a Thoreau-Whitman Debate about Spoken Dialogue,” Peter Andrew Gibian, McGill Univ.
2. “Henry’s Last Paradox: Thoreau at Home with the Emersons,” Sarah Ann Wider, Colgate Univ.
3. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Reverend Daniel Foster,” Bradley Dean, West Peterborough, NH