Transcendentalists in Our Midst – Lecture on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 @ 6:30PM

Join us for a lecture by Professor Dean Grodzins, on Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

This free event will take place at the West Roxbury Branch Library at 1861 Centre Street, in West Roxbury.

The reception will begin at 6:30, with the talk and discussion starting at 6:50.

Prof. Dean Grodzins will speak about the thinkers and writers who inspired the Brook Farm utopian community in the 1840s. Who were they and what were they thinking? How did they end up on Baker Street in West Roxbury? What has been the impact of this ultimately unsuccessful social experiment?

Prof. Grodzins is a visiting scholar at the Mass. Historical Society, a research associate at Harvard Business School, and a cartoonist. He has written a prize-winning biography, American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism (2002), many articles and reviews, and a book of comics. He has taught American history and literature at Harvard College, the Harvard Extension School, and Meadville Lombard Theological School, and has given scores of public talks, lectures, and speeches on historical topics.