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Thursday, 30 December

739. The Emersons’ Parlor and Mrs. Thoreau’s Dinner Table: Transcendental Conversations II

1:45–3:00 p.m., 406, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Thoreau Society

Presiding: Phyllis B. Cole, Penn State Univ., Delaware County Campus

1. “Walden and Orestes Brownson’s New Views,” Lance B. Newman, California State Univ., San Marcos

2. “Faith in the Boardinghouse: New Views of Thoreau Family Religion,” Robert Gross, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

3. “Myths of Memory: Elizabeth Peabody Visits, and Recollects, the Emersons,” Bruce A. Ronda, Colorado State Univ.

4. “‘An Egyptian Skull at Our Banquet’: Hawthorne, Emerson, and the Idealist Convivium,” Price Gaines McMurray, Texas Wesleyan Univ.

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