Fall Conference 2018

The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History

November 16-17, University of Vermont

Emerson and the Literary Landscape of Optimism

Emerson’s optimism remains revolutionary. Mary Lou Kete discusses the intersection of Emerson’s legendary faith in the future of America and his faith in the power of poetry. 

Recorded at the Vermont Humanities Council’s Fall Conference 2018: “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.”