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West of Walden
Thoreau in the 21st Century
“The sun is but a morning star.” Walden’s famous last line points eastward to the sunrise; but Henry David Thoreau also wrote of the west, the sunset, and day’s end. To mark Thoreau’s bicentennial year, this conference poses the question: How can we read Thoreau from the sundown side, the far west of his imagination? Can we see, in the awakening light of the sunset, another anticipation of the dawn? The conference was held at The Huntington April 7–8, 2017.
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John Kucich from Bridgewater State University delivers a talk titled “An Imperfect Indian Wisdom: Thoreau and Ecocultural Contact.” This talk was included in the session titled “Thoreau’s Contact Zones.” Part of “West of Walden: Thoreau in the 21st Century,” a conference held at The Huntington...
Published 04/08/17
Patrick Thomas Morgan from Duke University delivers a talk titled “Thoreau in China.” Response by Kathleen Donegan from University of California, Berkeley. This talk was included in the session titled “Thoreau’s Contact Zones.” Part of “West of Walden: Thoreau in the 21st Century,” a conference...
Published 04/08/17
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