Category Archives: Emerson

Emerson video

Click here┬áto go to the video about Emerson and the idealist tradition in America. Sorry, this video had been posted earlier under a Minilecture page, and then the html coding got swallowed, and the link lost. This is not “required” viewing; please spend time reading the assigned texts and viewing the minilecture(s) first. Though a little cheesy, the video provides some useful background context and biographical info. which is helpful if you are coming to Emerson for the first time.

New Minilecture(s) up and running

The mini-lecture for this set of readings is a double-header. For those of you who want the shorter, abridged version, click on the video screen below to watch a video I cobbled together over the last several days about Emerson and Swedenborg.

However, should you want more context and detail, click here to go to a high-quality video recording of a lecture I gave in Stockholm in 2010 at the Royal Academy of Sciences — at an event I jokingly call the “Swedenborg Lollapalooza.” A wonderful occassion that brought in all the major “stars” from the orbit of Swedenborg scholarship into one place, and yet let junior, more “green” (no pun intended) folks like myself share the stage with them. I gave a presentation on “Swedenborg and Environmental Thought” that focuses on Emerson… a more complete, fuller version of this text is being published early next year (2013), and a printer’s proof version I have just received is under the texts tab for weeks 5 & 6 — to read only if you have time, after getting thru the Albanese and Emerson.

Calendar Re-arranged (and happy election day!)

Hi everyone —
Well, the verdict came in that it was better for a majority in this seminar to tinker with the calendar, and work with two-week chunks of reading / blogging, rather than new material every work. I hope this might prompt some more blogging entries, especially from folks who’ve yet to contribute. Thanks to all who have done so, thus so far: it’s been a great conversation. Continue reading