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AG 2023 Call for Papers

The 82nd Annual Gathering of The Thoreau Society

This year’s Annual Gathering explores the themes of Thoreau, politics, and extinction. We are planning an in-person conference in Concord, Massachusetts. Proposals are due December 1st.

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July 12-16, 2023

Thoreau & the Politics of Extinction

Submit your proposal by December 1, 2022 via our submission portal.

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“When I consider that the nobler animals have been exterminated here—the cougar—panther—lynx—wolverine wolf—bear moose–deer, the beaver, the turkey &c &c—I cannot but feel as if I lived in a tamed &, as it were, emasculated country—Would not the motions of those larger & wilder animals have been more significant still—Is it not a maimed & imperfect nature that I am conversant with? . . . The whole civilized country is to some extent turned into a city, and I am that citizen, whom I pity.”

–Henry David Thoreau, the Journal, March 23, 1856

I have never got over my surprise that I should have been born into the most estimable place in all the world, and in the very nick of time, too.”

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