The Concord Saunterer

The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau StudiesThe Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies is an annual peer-reviewed journal of Thoreau scholarship that features in-depth essays about Thoreau, his times and his contemporaries, and his influence today.

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The Concord Saunterer is edited by Kathleen Kelly of Northeastern University (

We seek historical, biographical, textual, bibliographical, and interpretive articles related to Henry Thoreau and his associates, the Concord circle of authors, and Transcendentalism more generally. Please review our complete submission and publication policies in the most recent issue.

The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) and referenced in American Literary Scholarship, Humanities International Complete, and the MLA Bibliography.  Digital copies of back issues are accessible in libraries that subscribe to JSTOR

Hannah West, FishbonesConcord Saunterer Highlights:

Kristen Case, Editor's Pages

Kathleen Coyne Kelly, "Thoreau's Flute"

Hannah West, FishbonesAerial View of the Delta; Aerial View of Cracking Ice; Untitled

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Concord Saunterer at the Internet Archive The Thoreau Society, in collaboration with UMass Lowell and the Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has digitized Saunterer issues dating back to 1966. These issues are now freely accessible as full-text-searchable PDF documents at the Internet Archive
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The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies