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"Kevin J. Bochynski" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:02:27 -0400
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N.B.  I am posting this announcement on behalf of Jan Hafner, administrator
of the Stanford University Program in American Studies, who may be contacted
for further information at the e-mail address at the end of this message. --

The Stanford University Program in American Studies
The Stanford English Department
The Stanford Humanities Center
The UC Santa Cruz Humanities Institute
The UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division
The Delmas Foundation
The UC Santa Cruz Department of Literature
The UC Santa Cruz Department of American Studies


Mark Twain at the Turn-of-the-Century  --1890-1910
A Stanford-UC Santa Cruz Symposium
May 14th-15th, 2004

Friday, May 14th Stanford University

10:00-12:00 Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Bldg. 460

    Karen Lystra
    Professor of English, UC-Fullerton
    " 'Telling the Truth is the funniest joke in the world': Reevaluating
    the Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript"

    David Lionel Smith
    Professor of English, Williams College
    "Mark Twain, Pretexts, and Iconoclasm"

Friday, May 14th Stanford University
2:00-4:00  Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

    John Carlos Rowe
    Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine
    "Mark Twain's Critique of Globalization (Old and New) in 'Following The
Equator: A Journey around the World'"

    Forrest G. Robinson
    Professor of American Studies and Literature, UC Santa Cruz
    "The General and the Maid: Mark Twain on Ulysses S. Grant and Joan of

Saturday, May 15th UC Santa Cruz

9:30-12:30  Cowell College Conference Room

    Gregg Camfield
    Professor of English, University of the Pacific
    "In the Mirror of the Imagination: Twain's Kipling"

    Shelley Fisher Fishkin
    Professor of English and Director of American Studies, Stanford
    "Mark Twain and the Jews"

    Hilton Obenzinger
    Associate Director of Honors Writing and Lecturer in English, Stanford
    "Better Dreams: Political Satire and Twain's Final 'Exploding' Novel"

Saturday, May 15th UC Santa Cruz
2:30-5:30  Cowell College Conference Room

    Peter Messent
    Professor of American Literature, University of Nottingham, England
    "Mark Twain, Manhood, the H.H. Rogers Friendship, and 'Which Was the

    Susan Gillman
    Professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz
    "Mark Twain's Occult Time"

    Moderator: Edgar A. Dryden
    Editor, The Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literatures,
Culture and Theory

    The Arizona Quarterly  will publish the conference proceedings in a
forthcoming issue.


Convenient parking is readily available at both venues.

For further information contact
Jan Hafner  650-723-3413
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