College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Henry David Thoreau and Maine: A Bicentennial Series at the University of Southern Maine

October 21, 2017
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman, Portland campus
Free

Henry David Thoreau and Maine: A Bicentennial Series at the University of Southern Maine

 

Thoreau and Maine: A Symposium
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Library
University of Southern Maine

9:30 am Arrive/Check-In/Coffee, Tea, and Pastries

9:45 am Opening Remarks, Adam Tuchinsky, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Southern Maine

10:00 am-11:30 am Plenary Address, “Thinking Through Thoreau,” Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of North Carolina

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Break (On Your Own)

12:45 pm-2:00 pm Panel: Thoreau, Transcendentalism and Maine History
Panel Chair, Adam Tuchinsky, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Southern Maine
Richard W. Judd, Professor of History, University of Maine
James Frances, Tribal Historian, Penobscot Nation
Micah Pawling, Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies, University of Maine

2:15 pm-3:30 pm Maine Wilderness Creative Panel: “What Have the Woods Taught Me?”
Panel Chair: Nancy Randolph, Maine Publisher
Anthony Muench, Architect and Artist
Dana Wilde, Maine Naturalist, Writer, and Poet
Lisa Hibl, Poet and Director, Russell Scholars Program, University of Southern Maine
Norma Salway, Writer, Poet, and Retired 1st Grade Teacher
Robert Chute, Poet and Emeritus Professor of Biology, Bates College

3:45 pm-4:45 pm: Panel: Maine Wilderness Ventures: “Enterprise in the Woods: A Maine View”
David Vail, Rural Economist, Bowdoin College
Mike Wilson, Director, Northern Forest Center, South Portland
Lucas St. Clair, Quimby Family Foundation, Elliotsville, Maine

Contact Information

Penny Glover
207-780-4221