Emerson Society

RWES Panels 2023

American Literature Association Annual Conference
May 25-27th, Boston, MA

FRIDAY, May 26, 11:30-12:50 – Session 10-J Emerson in Conversation I: Poetry 

Organized by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Chair: Bonnie O’Neill, Mississippi State University 

1.      “Audre Lorde is Emerson’s Poet, Fully Realized,” Christina Katopodis, City University of New York 

2.      “‘Cool Starry Nights’ and Fanciful Female Flights’: Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane 

Freeman on Emerson,” Catherine Kunce, University of Colorado-Boulder 

3.      “Du Bois as the American Poet,” Amy Yue-Yin Chan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

4.      “Disillusionment and the Loss of Transcendental Peace in Sylvia Plath’s Bee Poetry,” Adyson Ross, East Tennessee State University 


SATURDAY, May 27, 10:00-11:20 – Session 16-I Emerson in Conversation II: Emerson Now 

Organized by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Chair: Randall Fuller, University of Kansas 

1.      “Emerson, Motion Pictures, and the Poetry of Things,” Bill Scalia, St. Mary’s Seminary & University 

2.      “Emerson, Brady, and the Uses of Monumental Portraiture,” Nicolas Blochel, Boston University 

3.      “What It Means to Be an American: The Conversation from Emerson to Baldwin,” Anthony P. Pennino, 

Stevens Institute of Technology
4. “Organic Scholars, American Intellectuals: R.W. Emerson’s Critical Consciousness in Dialogue with Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire,” Daphne Orlandi, Sapienza – University of Rome Technische Universität Dortmund 


SATURDAY, May 27, 4:00-5:20 – Session 20-H Editing Emerson and his Circles: A Roundtable 

Organized by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Chair: Prentiss Clark, University of South Dakota 

1.      Noelle Baker, Independent Scholar 

2.      Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University 

3.      Christopher Hanlon, Arizona State University 

4.      Sarah Wider, Emeritus, Colgate University 

5.      Ronald A. Bosco, University at Albany 

SATURDAY, May 27, 5:30-6:15pm – Session 21-H – RWES Business Meeting