FARMINGTON, Maine — A Maine professor is taking the editorial reins of an academic journal devoted to author Henry David Thoreau.

Kristen Case at the University of Maine at Farmington has been named editor of the Concord Saunterer, an annual professional journal of The Thoreau Society.

Thoreau, who lived from 1817 to 1862, is well-known for his reflections on simple living in nature, especially through his book “Walden” about his two-year retreat in a small house on Walden Pond in his hometown of Concord, Mass. He also wrote “The Maine Woods,” a lesser-known book about his observations and thoughts during his three journeys to northern Maine, in 1846, 1853 and 1857.

Case has conducted scholarly work on Thoreau since 2007.