Mapping Thoreau’s Bioregionalism

Mapping Thoreau’s Bioregionalism

Yeojin Kim tells us how Thoreau creates a deep-map narrative that divests the Northeastern Coastal Forests of its political markers and returns it to a bioregion, or life-place.

Old Corner Bookstore

The Old Corner Bookstore; or Why Is the Most Important Literary Site in Boston A Fast-Food Court

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Westin Copley Place Hotel - Essex Center, Third Floor

Built in 1718 on the site of Anne Hutchinson’s cottage, the Old Corner Bookstore turned 300 last year with little fanfare or fuss. As one approaches it on the Freedom Trail, one finds its most conspicuous, street-level spaces operating as fast-food restaurants. Only two sentences on a tiny plaque take note of its place in the development of American literature.