“Noble Companions and Immortal Labors”

The Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice

                           

Summer Conversational Series & Teacher Workshop Daily Schedule

July 16 - 20, 2017

 

 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

 

2:30 - 5:00 pm       Joint Panel Discussion at Trinity Episcopal Church

 

Megan Marshall, Sandra Petrulionis, & Laura Dassow Walls

“Parlor Politics:  A Conversation on Concord Women of Conscience”

 

 

 

 

Monday, 17 July 2017

 

     9:00 - 9:30                  Coffee & Registration

 

     9:30 - 10:45                 Jason Giannetti - “‘The Very Highest Respect for Law’” and Civil Disobedience Today”

 

     10:45 - 11:00              Break

                       

     11:00 - 12:15               Sandy Petrulionis - “Saint John the Just:  The Alcotts and John Brown”

 

     12:15 - 1:15                 Lunch & Informal Discussion

 

     1:15 - 2:30                   Laura Dassow Walls - “Louisa May Alcott’s Virtuous Men:  Friends, Mentors, and (Fictional) Lovers”

 

     2:30 - 3:00                 Conversation of the Day

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

 

     9:00 - 9:30                 Coffee & Registration

 

     9:30 - 10:45                Cathlin Davis - “From Story to Action:  Social Justice in Louisa May Alcott’s Fiction”

 

     10:45 - 11:00             Break

                     

     11:00 - 12:15              Gabrielle Donnelly - “Bread, Roses, and One-Liners:  Jokes and Feminism from Louisa May Alcott to Tina Fey”

 

     12:15 - 1:00               Lunch & Informal Discussion

 

     1:00 - 2:15                  Michelle Blees & Jane Sciacca - “The Alcotts at Hillside:  Their Beliefs and Actions”

 

     2:15 - 2:45                 Conversation of the Day

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

 

     9:00 - 9:30                    Coffee & Registration

 

     9:30 - 10:45                   Jason Giannetti - “Concord’s Transcendental Conscientious Objector”

 

     10:45 - 11:00                Break

                     

     11:00 - 12:15                 Kristina West - “Growing Tomorrow:  A Transcendental Education”

 

     12:15 - 1:00                  Lunch & Informal Discussion

 

     1:00 - 2:15                     Jennifer Schünemann - “Save the Mother, Save the Child:  The Pandemic Exploitation of Women and Its Effect on the World”

 

     2:15 - 2:45                    Conversation of the Day

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

 

     9:00 - 9:30                   Coffee & Registration

 

     9:30 - 10:45                 Michael Frederick - “Thoreau’s Spartan Simplicity”

 

     10:45 - 11:00               Break

 

     11:00 - 12:15                Jeffrey S. Cramer - “Thoreau’s Resistance”

 

     12:15 - 1:00                 Lunch & Informal Discussion

 

     1:00 - 2:00                  Conversation of the Day with Michael Frederick & Jeffrey S. Cramer

                                     

     2:00 - 2:45                  Jeffrey S. Cramer Book Signing