Saturday, 30 December
727. Transcendentalism in a Time of War
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Thoreau Society
Presiding: Leslie Eckel, Yale Univ.
1. “‘Only Justice Satisfies All’: Transcendentalism and the Rhetoric of War,” Len Gougeon, Univ. of Scranton
2. “War, Sacrifice, and the Ethics of Opposition in Emerson’s Antislavery Writings,” Martha E. Schoolman, Miami Univ., Oxford
3. “Ambivalent Enlistees: The Transcendentalists’ Response to the Civil War,” Michael Davidson West, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh