Thursday, February 11, 2010

Twain Events at SDSU Library 2010

America's Storyteller
The SDSU Library is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Mark Twain with a yearlong retrospective titled “The Adventures of Mark Twain: A Centenary Celebration.” Below is the schedule of events:

March 12-21
The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film and the library are co-sponsoring the play A Mark Twain Centenary Tribute, which was written and directed by SDSU faculty member Margaret Larlham. Learn more about it here.

March 23
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, director of Stanford University's American Studies Program, will discuss "Mark Twain - Ambassador at Large" at 3:30 in Room LL430. Fishkin is the author of many works on Twain, including the forthcoming Mark Twain's Book of Animals.

April 20
Lecture by Jerry Griswold, SDSU professor of English and Comparative Literature, "Twain's Twins, But I Repeat Myself," at 3:30 p.m. in Room LL430.

April 27
Edward Blum will speak about "Mark Twain and His Religious War Against Imperialism" at 3:30 p.m. in Room LL430. Blum is an SDSU assistant professor of history and a Pulitzer Prize nominee.

May 4
Linda Morris will discuss "Escaping in Style: Racial and Gender Crossing in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at 3:30 p.m. in Room LL430. Morris is a professor emeritus of the University of California, Davis, and the author of Gender Play in Mark Twain. This lecture is co-sponsored by the SDSU Women's Studies Department.

Fall 2010
The library's Special Collections Department will host a Mark Twain exhibit on loan from Vanderbilt University.

Fall 2010
The library will be screening several films related to Mark Twain, including a filmed version of Hal Holbrook's famous one-man play Mark Twain Tonight, the 1985 version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Ken Burns' series Mark Twain. Time and place will be announced later.

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