FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington assistant professor of English Kristen Case was recently named editor of the Concord Saunterer, the professional journal of the Thoreau Society and the oldest and largest organization devoted to an American author.

During Case’s tenure as editor, the academic journal will be housed on the UMF campus. This will bring the journal to Maine.

Case’s term as editor of Thoreau’s Journal will begin with the upcoming volume.

Her scholarly work on Thoreau, originally part of her Ph.D. dissertation, began in 2007 and has become a major endeavor. With it, Case has undertaken the transcription and publication of an online edition of Thoreau’s Kalendar. This previously unpublished work represents a decade worth of Thoreau’s scientific observations aimed at creating a biological timeline tracking the natural year.

Teaching courses in American literature, Case came to UMF in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


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