Middlebury College professor William Nash will discuss what can be learned about Helen Thoreau and Concord through the scrapbooks she kept chronicling events of the 1840’s – two of which are part of the Middlebury Library’s Special Collections.
A witty and engaging speaker, Will Nash is Professor of American Studies and English and American Literatures at Middlebury College. He received his B.A. from Centre College of Kentucky and his M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at Middlebury since 1995. The author of Charles Johnson’s Fiction and co-editor of Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher, he has also published scholarly articles and reviews in African American Review and Callaloo. His current research focuses on the interrelationship of space, race, and place in mid-twentieth-century Chicago. His scholarly and teaching interests include contemporary representations of urban African America; Nineteenth and Twentieth century African-American Literature; American Soul and Blues music.
$5 Member | $10 Non-Member. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.