AROUND SHIRAS

HD THOREAU AND ANIMALS

WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY, TO 19H30

CONFERENCE BY MICHEL GRANGER

Some 30 years before George Shiras' first photographic experiments, the young American philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau published with Walden the account of his two-year retreat on the shores of Lake Walden, Massachusetts, during which he recorded his observations of nature. A pioneer of ecology, he left his mark on his time with his intimate and philosophical approach to nature, his libertarian spirit and his political commitment.

His relationship with the animal world undoubtedly influenced George Shiras, who admired him and with whom he shares many points in common, and invites us to put the photographer's work into perspective.

Michel Granger, professor emeritus of American literature and specialist in Thoreau, will tell us about the writer and his work through the little explored prism of animality.

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