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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:23:08 -0500
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Elmira College is pleased to announce that Alan Gribben will teach a
two-week graduate course entitled MARK TWAIN AND CONTROVERSY, July 13-July
24, 1998.  The class will meet at Quarry Farm, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1

This course will trace the early controversies (such as the Whittier
Birthday Dinner speech) that dogged Samuel Clemens during his lifetime, and
then examine subsequent issues that have arisen over the years as his
biography and works have come under renewed scrunity by generations of
readers dedicated to differing perspectives.  Among the recurrent debates
to be investigated will be those involving the assignment of _Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn_ as required reading in schools.  Twain's occasionally
controversial status as celebrity icon, his periodically challenged stature
as American author, his evolving attitudes about race, his unorthodox
religious views, and his place as a political gadfly and intellectual

For more information about registration and housing please contact the
Elmira College Office of Continuing Education:
Telephone: (607) 735-1825
Fax: (607) 735-1758
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