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Thoreau in a Time of Loss

“Thoreau in a Time of Loss” sponsored by The Thoreau Society with interviewer Rochelle Johnson and guest speakers: Audrey Raden and Kristen Case

Audrey Raden’s book, When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying, was published in 2017. She lives in New York City with her husband John Eiche and their cats Asher and Zoot, and is currently at work on a novel.

Kristen Case is co-editor of Thoreau at 200 (Cambridge UP, 2016), and a former editor of The Concord Saunterer. She directs Thoreau’s Kalendar, a digital archive of Thoreau’s phenological manuscripts, and is the author of the introduction of the Penguin Classics bicentennial edition of Walden and Civil Disobedience, as well as several scholarly essays on Thoreau.  She is also a poet. Kristen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington. Visit her page at SPDBooks.

Rochelle Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of The Thoreau Society and teaches literature and the environmental humanities at The College of Idaho, where she also directs the Gipson Honors Program. Her publications focus on 19th-century environmental thought, with particular attention to Thoreau and his contemporaries. She has written and co-edited four books about the 19th-century writer and philanthropist Susan Fenimore Cooper. Details about her work appear on her website:



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