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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:20:07 +0000
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I too want to thank Henry & Co. for a wonderful conference.  It also gave me the opportunity to check back with Faye Dant and other I interviewed in 2011 as part of my "Traveling with Twain in Search of America's Identity" project.  Most rewarding sessions.  Again, thanks.  Best, Loren

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hal Bush
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:49 AM
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Subject: Hannibal Conference 2015


I'm a bit surprised (and disappointed a bit) that nobody has started a
thread to share response to the conference.   So I am taking the initiative.

Hannibal was great, I really enjoyed it, the conference doubled in size since the last one. Kudos to Henry and his staff for a great series of events.  For my talk on the forthcoming Twain-Twichell letters, (which is now going to be comprehensive and is being supported by Bob Hirst and his wonderful staff at MTP), there were almost 40 in the room and overall strong affirmation for the project.

Unfortunately I had other obligations and missed many of the talks.  Bruce Michelson dazzled us on changing media and representations of MT;  but as much as I like Bruce and always feel rewarded by his insights, I must say it was the riverboat cruise that proved most memorable.  Sorry Bruce!

One other point:  an amazing turnout by international scholars, in particular the 5 or 6 folks who flew in from Japan, and Hamada from Dubai/Syria.  I also met a few brilliant young graduate students and even some undergraduates attended!!  On a personal note, my wife Hiroko also attended and she was very complimentary of the Twain folks who all were friendly and reached out to make her feel the Twain love!

I'd be interested in hearing any other reports, best wishes, --hb

Prof. Harold K. Bush
Professor of English
3800 Lindell
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO  63108
314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)