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The Adventures of Mark Twain: The Author as Social Critic

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm

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The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford

The Mark Twain House & Museum, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, presents The Adventures of Mark Twain: The Author as Social Critic. What did Mark Twain think of the Philippine-American war? How can his novel, The Gilded Age, help us understand modern political economy? And how did his 20-cigar-a-day habit help him to satirize moralists? Join UConn President Susan Herbst and a panel of distinguished UConn scholars of literature and history as they discuss Twain's legacy, placing his novels and penchant for satire into perspective with today's most pressing issues. The panel will discuss Twain's anti-imperialist ideas and how they can help us understand U.S. foreign policy; the evolution of the Washington, D.C. genre of American fiction; images of children and slavery in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; and how Twain used his own shortcomings to satirize himself and others. Panelists include UConn professors of English Anna Mae Duane and Christopher Vials, professor of history Micki McElya, and professor of history and Connecticut state historian Walter Woodward. The event will take place on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum. It will be followed by a dessert and coffee reception. This is a free event. Reservations are recommended. Please call (860) 280-3130, or visit http://MarkTwainHouse.org and click on Events.

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Please call (860) 280-3130, or visit MarkTwainHouse.org and click on Events.

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