Mark Twain Lecture

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6 p.m.

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This talk explores the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age by focusing on the work of Mark Twain. Dr. Greenhill will focus on the short story, “Italian without a Master,” which Twain wrote while in Italy in 1903 for publication in Harper’s Weekly. Presenting himself in this illustrated tale as, above all, a visual humorist, Twain invites us to rethink our conceptions of Gilded Age humor within the context of the popular press.


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