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Mark Twain Lecture Series
Mark Twain's Historical Fiction;
Sep 12  7:00pm

Mark Twain Lecture Series

                         Co-Sponsored by
the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

 

Thursday, September 12, 7pm: Mark Twain's Historical Fiction; or,   Why Would a Realist Write So Many Romances?

 Despite their ongoing popularity, Mark Twain's frequent forays into historical fiction have often puzzled literary critics. Dr. Cadle will focus his talk on the "straight" Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, which Twain knew was so unusual for him that he first published it under a pseudonym.

 Nathaniel Cadle is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

All lectures will take place at the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water St., Elmira, NY. Lectures are free and open to the public. Call 607-734-4167 for more information.

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