Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies
1995 Fall Lecture Series
"The Trouble Begins at Eight"
Lectures held at 8 p.m. at Quarry Farm
Tuesday, September 12, 1995
"Mark Twain and African-American Voices."
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Fisher Fishkin is the author of Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and
African-American Voices, published by Oxford University Press in 1993.
Wednesday, September 27, 1995
"It was still the Middle Ages in Austria....": Mark Twain's Mysterious
Stranger and the Habsburg Empire."
Carl Dolmetsch, The College of William and Mary, Virginia.
Dr. Dolmetsch is the author of "Our Famous Guest": Mark Twain in Vienna
published by the University of Georgia Press in 1992.
Wednesday, October 4, 1995
"Human natur in a forren aspeck"-- Mark Twain's Encounters With German
Holger Kersten, University of Kiel, Germany
Dr. Kersten is this season's international guest lecturer. He is currently
working on a new project dealing with humorous dialect depictions of
German-Americans in the 19th century.
Wednesday, November 1, 1995
"Writing the Gold Rush: Mark Twain and Bret Harte"
Peter Stoneley, The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr. Stoneley is the Fall Research Fellow in Residence at Quarry Farm.
Currently, he is working on a book which will explore the literary culture
of the gold and silver rushes of 1849 and after.
Quarry Farm is located on Crane Road in Elmira, which can be reached from
Seating is limited, so please make a reservation.
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