The American area seminar will be hosting the Fourth Annual Henry David Thoreau Memorial Lecture welcoming Bob Sullivan to campus next Thursday, October 14th at 5:00 pm. We will be holding this event in the main space of the ENGL department (232 Decio Hall).
Bob Sullivan will be giving his talk entitled, "WALDEN IS A JOKE. DON'T LET THE JOKE BE ON YOU: Why understanding the art of Thoreau's joy and humor of Walden matters to you and America". Masks will be required.
Robert Sullivan is the author of eight books, including The Thoreau You Don't Know, The Meadowlands, Rats, How Not To Get Rich, My American Revolution and A Whale Hunt. His writing has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including A Public Space, where he is a contributing editor, and he is a 2021-2022 Guggenheim Fellow. He taught a science seminar for several years at the Macaulay Honors College, at the City University of New York’s Hunter College, and currently teaches writing at Bread Loaf School of English. He recently completed a ten-year survey of post-Civil War western landscape photography and is currently investigating the connections between music, landscape and community. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Originally published at english.nd.edu.