First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

An Emerson for Our Time

Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT on April 4, 2018.