Exploration On Transcendentalism Class

Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, and Whitman
In-person at CSL and on Zoom
TPL Members Only
Taught by Randy Fair
29 Jul, 2021
7:00pm -  9:00pm

Event description:

Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that developed in the 19th century in the United States.

Join Randy Fair for a three-week exploration of Transcendentalism with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the eastern United States.


This course will provide a brief overview of the ideas and works of the most important transcendentalist authors. Students will have a  chance to begin exploring ideas that influenced the thinking and philosophy of Ernest Holmes.


Works include excerpts from Self-Reliance, A Psalm of Life, Walden, and Leaves of Grass. Workbook and class notes will be emailed to registrants in advance.


Randy Fair, the author of Southern. Gay. Teacher., was a teacher for 30 years in the Atlanta area.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University and a master's, specialist, and Ph.D. from Georgia State.  His essays and writings have appeared in "The Southern Voice," where he was a regular columnist, "The Houston Voice," "The Atlanta Journal, Etc. Magazine",  and in the anthology, "Telling Tales Out of School."  He is National Faculty - Smithsonian Fellow and completed three years of Science of Mind coursework with Dr. Kennedy Shultz.


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