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Lawrence Howe <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 03:15:57 +0000
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My apologies to posting to the forum a message intended for John.  Man am I glad what I wrote was suitable for public consumption. 


Larry Howe
Professor of English
Chair, Department of Literature and Languages
Roosevelt University

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies, Syddansk Universitet--Odense, 2014-15
From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Lawrence Howe <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Deadline for ALA Looming

Thanks for the call.  I don't think I'll be attending ALA for the first tim=
e in a long time (and I'll miss it); I'll be in Denmark through July anyway=
, maybe a little longer.  =0A=
I think the Mark Twain players is a great idea.  We've got a number of pers=
onalities among our community who could be great.  =0A=
Keep me posted about anything that I can assist with as a member of the Exe=
c. Comm. =0A=
Best, =0A=
Larry Howe=0A=
Professor of English=0A=
Chair, Department of Literature and Languages=0A=
Roosevelt University=0A=
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies, Syddansk Universitet--Od=
ense, 2014-15=0A=
From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of John Bird <birdj1@PE=
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 4:51 PM=0A=
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Deadline for ALA Looming=0A=
The deadline for ALA in Boston, May 21-25, is fast approaching, January =3D=
15. Please send to me if you have a proposal for the first session or =3D=
want to be a part of the second.=0A=
John Bird=0A=
President, Mark Twain Circle of America=0A=
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Mark Twain and Disability=0A=
Mark Twain=3DE2=3D80=3D99s works are filled with characters who are challen=
ged =3D=0A=
by disability, a theme he explored throughout his career. His constant =3D=
focus on the body yields a rich and interesting set of themes and ideas. =
This session calls for papers that use the emerging field of disability =3D=
studies to examine Twain=3DE2=3D80=3D99s work. Preference will be given to =
works that have a relatively narrow focus rather than broad overviews. =3D=
Papers should have some theoretical connection to disability studies, =3D=
although Twain should be the main focus. Send 250-500 word abstracts by =3D=
January 15, 2015 to John Bird, [log in to unmask]
Returning to the Scene of the =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCrime=3DE2=3D80=3D9D: Mark =3D=
Twain=3DE2=3D80=3D99s =3DE2=3D80=3D9CWhittier Birthday Speech=3DE2=3D80=3D9=
D Re-enacted =3D=0A=
and Reconsidered=0A=
Rather than a session of papers, this session will involve a =3D=0A=
re-enactment of Twain=3DE2=3D80=3D99s notorious Whittier Birthday Speech, =
delivered at Boston=3DE2=3D80=3D99s Hotel Brunswick in 1877, with a reading=
 of =3D=0A=
the speech, readings of newspaper accounts, readings from letters =3D=0A=
between William Dean Howells and Twain, and readings of reminiscences by =
both Howells and Twain. A discussion will follow. Persons who plan to =3D=
attend the conference and are willing to read parts (and thus join the =3D=
company of The Mark Twain Players) should contact John Bird by January =3D=
15, 2015. Scripts will be distributed in advance of the conference. Send =
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