Laura Dassow Walls lecture at Boston University

Thoreau portrait

On February 27, 2019, Laura Dassow Walls, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the 6th annual Silas Peirce lecture, "Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance and Hope," at Boston University. To register and get directions, visit Boston University's announcement page. (Registration is appreciated but not required.)

It might seem that Henry David Thoreau, who celebrated his 200th birthday in 2017, could have little to say to us today—yet nothing could be farther from the truth. We need Thoreau now more than ever; this lecture will suggest why.

Walls is the author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life. She reflects on her approach to the biography in "Writing Henry's Life," published by the Thoreau Society in 2017.