We caught your MSNBC interview live- great job!
On Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 4:55 PM Matthew Seybold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Looking forward to seeing all who are making the trip to the quadrennial
> conference later this week. Many thanks to this year's organizers, Shelley
> Fisher Fishkin and Tracy Wuster, as well as the whole organizing committee,
> and Joe Lemak, who I can report is working tirelessly on the ground to get
> everything ready for your arrival.
> While there will undoubtedly be some minor last minute changes (travel
> conditions are tough, after all), a digital version of the finalized
> schedule is online. We will keep links to conference information in several
> prominent places on our homepage, but you can always go directly to
> The program, campus map, and other pertinent information, including any
> updates, will appear there first!
> Also, as many of you get ready to travel, we have oodles of content to
> prime your pump for three days of Twainia, starting with a new series of
> American Vandal Podcast. *Guest-hosted by Mika Turim-Nygren, it is a deep
> dive into Kerry Driscoll's recent book, *Mark Twain Among The Indians*,
> with John Bird, Susan K. Harris, Ann Ryan, and Kerry herself, all of whom
> will be in Elmira! Subscribe and download from your favorite podcast
> provider, or grab the premiere episode from
> If you prefer to read on the plane, my series on "The Twain Doctrine"
> continues with an exploration of Hal Holbrook's brief association with the
> US state propaganda. Twain scholarship doesn't usually get to traffic in
> CIA memos, congressional hearings, and Cold War conspiracy theory, but this
> Finally, for you viewing pleasure, might I recommend any of the three
> lectures from our Summer Park Church Series, or a prize-winning student
> documentary, "To The Country Sitting In Darkness," or this past week's
> episode of the #VelshiBannedBookClub on MSNBC, featuring yours truly trying
> to explain *Huck Finn *in six minutes. All are available on our (or
> MSNBC's) YouTube channel.
> Meet you in Elmira!
> *Matt Seybold, PhD*
> Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies
> Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Mark Twain Studies
> Editor, MarkTwainStudies.org
> Host, The American Vandal Podcast
> Peterson Chapel Vestry, Cowles Hall
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