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Tuesday, 28 December

317. The Emersons’ Parlor and Mrs. Thoreau’s Dinner Table: Transcendental Conversations I

7:15–8:30 p.m., 406, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Thoreau Society

Presiding: Sandy Harbert Petrulionis, Penn State Univ., Altoona

1. “The Parlor and Its Discontents: Transcendentalist Talk Circles and a Thoreau-Whitman Debate about Spoken Dialogue,” Peter Andrew Gibian, McGill Univ.

2. “Henry’s Last Paradox: Thoreau at Home with the Emersons,” Sarah Ann Wider, Colgate Univ.

3. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Reverend Daniel Foster,” Bradley Dean, West Peterborough, NH

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