I just watched your interview after reading Don’s comment.
You were excellent and I will share it with all three of my Junior English classes when we study Huckleberry Finn next year as well as my Writings of Mark Twain class.
Well done, sir!
> On Aug 1, 2022, at 8:22 PM, Donald Bliss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
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