Twain’s World View in the Late 19th Century

$115.00 / unit

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Following up on last semester’s examination of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’s many-faceted life and times, we will again consider his literary works, his perspective on the world around him, his take on life in the 19th-century South, and specifically his views on slavery. A curatorial expert from the Twain House and Museum will discuss the revelations to be found in the marginal jottings in works in Twain’s library. Two further sessions will be devoted to some of Twain’s lesser-known writings.

• Twain and his Anti-Imperialist League: Colonialism in 1900

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, 6:30-8:00

Richard Friswell, Instructor

Pudd'nhead Wilson: Twain’s brilliant (and confusing) vision of slavery and racism

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:30-8:00

Sean McCann, Instructor

• Notes to Self: Mark Twain in the margins of his library collection

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30-8:00

Mallory Howard, Mark Twain House & Museum, Assistant Curator, Instructor

Richard Friswell, Moderator

Three sessions $115

Wednesdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 6:30–8:00