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Speaker Series: The Concord Writers Today on Thursday at 7:30 PM

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The Concord Writers Today:  Personal Observations, Polemical Reflections

Lawrence Rosenwald

Thursday, December 1

7:30pm Zoom Talk

Lawrence Rosenwald has been engaged with the Concord writers, Emerson above all, since he was in high school.  His talk will include some stories of that engagement over the years - his work on Emerson's journals and miscellaneous notebooks and what that has felt like, his long encounter with Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience,' his increasingly negative response to Hawthorne, most generally his change of perspective on the importance of material culture.  It will also include some reflections on what the Concord writers do and do not offer us today, in the era of Black Lives Matter.


Lawrence Rosenwald is the Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English Emeritus at Wellesley College, where he taught from 1980 till 2022.  He has written abundantly on diaries, words and music, translation, literary multilingualism, and the relations between pacifism and literature;  his current project is Portrait of a Pacifist Critic.  He has done numerous translations from several languages, French and German and Yiddish among them, and has written and performed some fifty verse scripts for performances of early opera and early music theater generally.

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Thursday, December 01, 2022, 7:30 PM
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