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The Global Thoreau Community: A Conversation – Part 1 - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca Gould
41:37
Beautiful images, Merci!
Michael Frederick
41:52
Welcome to “'There Is More Day to Dawn': A Global Conversation Celebrating Thoreau’s Lasting Legacy"Sponsored by The Thoreau Society
Michael Frederick
42:24
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Michael Frederick
43:14
The current session is "The Global Thoreau Community: A Conversation – Part 1"
Michael Frederick
43:50
Chat your questions at any time during the webinar.
Brian Bartlett
43:57
Francois, During your outings are you taking notes, or are you writing about them in any way afterward?—in other words, following that Thoreauvian route?
Michael Frederick
47:31
We're queuing questions until 12:40 pm. Keep sending them in.
Michael Frederick
50:02
"The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the World." HDT
Carolina Santos
51:42
Good afternoon ! Question to whoever may answer as it sounds a bit specific: Do you know any scholars in South America, who study Thoreau and Transcendentalism as a whole ? Thanks for the webinar.
Michael Frederick
52:57
This is an excellent question for attendees to help answer: "Good afternoon ! Question to whoever may answer as it sounds a bit specific: Do you know any scholars in South America, who study Thoreau and Transcendentalism as a whole ? Thanks for the webinar."
Dennis Noson
53:04
Does the freedom of the birds, your woodpeckers, frustrate you in these constrained times, or remind you of your freedom to move alone walking along (or bicycling!) at the pond and in Lyon.
Michael Frederick
54:42
"Life without Principle" https://archive.vcu.edu/english/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/lifewithoutprinciple.html
Alireza Taghdarreh
54:53
I am attending this webinar from Iran. Zoom does not allow me to connect to you because of the US sanctions. My own country does not permit us to talk to you legally. So I am like a convict. Such connection is four times more expensive to me.
Michael Frederick
55:51
"Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom?"
Jan Hokeš
55:56
To Carolina Santos: Yes, Clodomir de Andrade, Philosophy professor at the Department of Religious Studies, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil, and translator of Thoreau.
Carolina Santos
56:07
Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!
David Zuba
57:03
During this pandemic it has made me think that Thoreau, who was not the anti-social hermit that many made him out to be, would have been very lonely without the company of his family on the weekends, Emerson and Ellery Channing on his walks, and the ordinary passers-by whom he would chat with. But, I believe Thoreau would have taken it in stride, and instead, would have formed closer relationships with nature and its floral and fauna, if that were even possible.
Rebecca Gould
58:02
Thank you, Alireza for sharing this very important reality — so that we are all aware of it. And thank you for attending!
Dennis Noson
59:34
I have a book before me: Joy at Work, by the decluttering expert Marie Kondo (of Japan). She extends simplification of tidying up to extend to useless patterns or habits we engage in at the workplace. Do any of you have experience with letting go of overloading time demands at work?
Michael Frederick
59:44
Nikita PokrovskyInterpreting America: Russian and Soviet "Studies of the History of American Thought (introduction)"
David Zuba
01:02:29
Alireza I am so sorry that these ill-informed and unnecessary sanctions are taking away a vital aspect that many nations, including the U.S., share and advocate throughout the free world: freedom of speech. No amount of economic sanctions should ever eliminate one's ability to be heard and noticed. I hope for you and your country that this situation changes after November.
Rebecca Gould
01:04:15
Merci, François, for these vital reflections on the relationships between cost and values (and the environmental impacts related to these).
Carolina Santos
01:06:18
Alireza, coming from a country with rampant authoritarism currently, becoming unable to follow an academic carreer studying Transcendentalism, I feel you though can't compare. I am glad you are here with us resisting !!!!!!!
Shop at Walden Pond
01:07:49
Happy to be streaming this webinar in the Shop at Walden Pond. It's a sunny day at the Pond and Shop.
Rebecca Gould
01:09:58
I wanted to chime in here that walking in solitude is not calming to everyone, of course. In my class we read several African-American authors who write about a longing to BE in nature alone and yet fears about doing so because of threats and fears of what might happen to them. Such as the risks of “birding while black.”
Carolina Santos
01:12:16
Rebecca, where could I read more about these subjects ? Does the book Black Walden would count ? Need to learn about this as I never heard of those fears and threats, maybe because I am from other culture. Interesting. Thanks for sharing
Geoff Wisner
01:12:21
Thanks for that, Becky! To understand these issues better, I've appreciated following black birder Corina Newsome on Twitter, who tweets as @hood_naturalist.
Geoff Wisner
01:14:03
Also recommended: Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, edited by Camille Dungy.
Rebecca Gould
01:14:14
Caroline and others, feel free to reach out to me at rgould@middlebury.edu and I will (eventually!) send you some readings.
Carmela D'Elia
01:17:13
the exploration of self & staying in place may be a poet's paradise...no need to be somewhere else....
Rebecca Gould
01:20:05
And we will be digging into similar themes!
Patty Winpenny
01:24:25
Can we really say we are isolated, given constant Internet and media access?
Rebecca Gould
01:26:06
I think Shinji’s phrase “prisoner in paradise” should be the basis of a new story in addition to the “Acres of Diamonds” tale!
Rebecca Gould
01:26:15
Shinji needs to unmute
Dennis Noson
01:27:24
Black American writer James McBride brings the image of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker -- the Good Lord! Bird -- into intersection with direct action, in portraying Weird John Brown's raid... Thoreau's hero, his Jesus figure. I recommend his book for self-examining the question of violence in times of strife and moral indignation.
Shinji Iwamasa
01:31:28
To Mr Schleifer, Thank you for the comparison. freedom of birds metaphor tells the hope of the oppressed in many ways.
Rebecca Gould
01:31:44
Thank you Jayne and panelists — such a rich discussion!
Alireza Taghdarreh
01:33:08
Thank you from Iran.
Carolina Santos
01:33:09
Don't understand name of film