The Transparent Eyeball is a blog devoted to a collaborative study of Emerson and the innumerable circles of conversation in which he participated and in which we continue to find him. We welcome short—500-1,000 word—submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, independent scholars, early career as well as established scholars, artists, activists, and the general public. We especially encourage submissions that address Emerson’s relevance in our 21st-century moment; consider him in conversation with philosophers, poets, environmentalists, artists, and activists, within and beyond the nineteenth century; and explore him in transnational and interdisciplinary contexts.
Submissions may take any form—meditations, provocations, polemics, analyses, critical-creative hybrids, personal reflections—but should be original work, jargon-free, and accessible to the general public. Submissions will be received on a rolling basis and reviewed by members of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Media Committee. Submissions may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. Please submit your Transparent Eyeball contributions to [email protected]
Dennis Elam PhD CPA, Associate Professor Accounting, Texas A & M University San Antonio I am an Associate Professor of Accounting at Texas A &
Radically Inclusive Classroom Practices: Two Student-Centered Methods of Teaching Emerson to Ungraduates
Austin Bailey and Christina Katopodis, CUNY Graduate Center “I believe that our own experience instructs us that the secret of Education lies in respecting the
Kristina West, University of Reading Waldo was Emerson’s first-born child and just five years old when he died of scarlet fever on 28 January 1842.
Georgia Walton, University of Leeds “Where do we find ourselves? We wake and find ourselves on a stair; there are stairs below us, which we
Rowan Beckford The brief poem “Let me not thirst with this Hock at my Lip” is concerned with a dichotomy of poetic wealth and impoverishment.
David Lombard, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research In “The Over-Soul” (1841), Emerson defines the eponymous concept as the “Unity” or “whole” within which “every
Michael S. Martin Henry David Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) is as sprawling and dense as any American nature journal
Anita Patterson, Boston University In these dark and uncertain times, it is inspiring to learn how Emerson’s legacy has fostered a life-affirming intercultural dialogue
Gary Ricketts Ralph Waldo Emerson inherited his father’s affinity for Hinduism and lived long enough to convey its importance to Western spirituality during the
Sam Torode I believe that Emerson’s voice is needed now as much as ever, in this time of national crisis. Throughout his career, he spoke