John Elder, College Professor Emeritus, might have retired from Middlebury College in 2010, but his life in the meantime has been far from retiring.

elder-booksProfessor Elder has published an “Afterward: ‘Back in a time made Simple by the loss/Of detail” in Landscape History of New England , edited by Blake Harrison and Richard W. Judd (MIT Press, 2011); an article on variations in maple syrup flavor in McGill University’s online journal CuiZine ; and the introduction to Out of the Earth, published by Cork University Press. 

During 2011-12, Elder has presented the keynote talk, “John Burroughs and Nature Writing,” at SUNY Oneonta and the John Burroughs Natural History Society; the plenary address for a celebration of the environmental writer Tim Robinson’s work at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland; and the 2011 commencement address at George Mason University’s New Century Honors College.