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An Afternoon with Thoreau: What Walden Means Today

The 2016 bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau has been the occasion of a wide-ranging reassessment of Thoreau as an essayist and journal-keeper, a naturalist, and a prophetic moral voice. At the center of all the attention remains Thoreau’s experiment in living a life of simplicity and quiet reflection in a cabin beside a wooded pond, recorded in his now classic 1854 publication Walden; or, Life in the Woods. By reading selections from Walden and other writings from his broad range of work, we will examine Thoreau’s reflections in the context of his own mid-19th-century America and contemplate his relevance for our 21st-century culture and current environmentalist thinking.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of Thoreau’s legacy as a writer, moral voice, and early environmentalist
  • Familiarity with a range of Thoreau’s works, from Walden to his essays

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in-between

1 section

  • Spring 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Mar 23 - Mar 23
    • Day

      Friday
    • Time

      1:00PM-4:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      1
    • Faculty

      Scheper, George
    • Location

      Midtown Center