7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHO: Timothy Whelan, Ph.D., Georgia Southern University WHAT: An evening lecture, music, and refreshments
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Dr. Whelan will lecture on “Henry David Thoreau’s Transcendentalist Version of the American Dream in Walden” and will also entertain us on the piano!
COST: $10, payable at the door.
Dr. Whelan completed a Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis on American Studies, and has been teaching American and World Literature at Georgia Southern since 1989. He first presented a paper in England in the summer of 1997 and since then has made some 50 research trips to the UK His work deals almost exclusively with manuscript sources, uncovering manuscripts never previously seen or known, as well as rare printed sources previously unknown or misidentified. Thus, he is primarily a literary and religious historian working mainly within the context of British Nonconformity and the Romantic Era; along the way he has identified more than 25 women writers not previously known and produced new work on such literary figures as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and two Unitarians, Henry Crabb Robinson and Mary Hays. The outgrowth of his research has led to 14 books and more than 50 articles since 1997.