Joel Myerson

Joel Myerson (1945–2021) was Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and textual editor for The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Harvard University Press). Professor Myerson served as president of several organizations preserving the legacy of the American Renaissance, including the Thoreau Society, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Louisa May Alcott Society. Among his many collaborations with Ronald A. Bosco is The Selected Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2005.