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Henry Sweets <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:29:51 +0000
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Richard - If you can get something back today or tomorrow, we will consider your proposal. The description below is brief. Can you provide more detail? Anything up to 700 words is fine.


Henry Sweets, Executive Director
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
120 North Main Street
Hannibal  MO  63401
573-221-9010 extension 405

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Richard Henzel
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:15 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Clemens Conference Call for Papers Deadline Soon

Hi Henry!

Your invitation for sumbissions read DEADLINE SOON--and I read it; but was on other deadlines which would subside by February 10. Then I exhaled for several days and it was too late.

Nevertheless, I am sending my proposal anyway.

"Mark Twain and the N Word" in the 21st Century"

Examining the changes in public attitudes toward Mark Twain and his use of the derogatory term in his books, I reflect on the changes I have witnessed performing Huck Finn and other Mark Twain books which contain the term, illustrated by anecdotes from my tours of forty states, Canada, and Wales.

If I'm too late, that's okay. There's always next year!



*Richard Henzel*

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On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 3:21 PM Henry Sweets < [log in to unmask]> wrote:

> July 25-27, 2019 - HANNIBAL, MISSOURI
> The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is hosting its third Mark Twain 
> Conference in Hannibal, Missouri, July 25-27, 2019. The museum is 
> calling for papers for presentation at the conference.
> Abstracts for proposals are being accepted immediately through 
> February 15, 2019. These should be e-mailed in Word format to Henry 
> Sweets at 
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]
> rg> for review. Abstracts should be 500-750 words in length. 
> Presenters will be limited to a 20-minute presentation at the 
> conference.
> Subject matter is wide open. Presentations are expected to address 
> some topic related to Mark Twain, his life, or his works. Preference 
> will be given to papers addressing Mark Twain in Hannibal, in 
> Missouri, or on the Mississippi River.
> In addition to the papers being presented, the conference will include 
> visits to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, touring Mark Twain 
> Cave, riding the Mark Twain Riverboat, and traveling to Florida, 
> Missouri, to the Mark Twain birthplace museum and the Quarles farm site.
> Contact Henry Sweets with any questions.
> Henry Sweets, Executive Director
> Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
> 120 North Main Street
> Hannibal  MO  63401
> 573-221-9010 extension 405