Mark Twain Museum Announces Mark Twain’s Hannibal: The Clemens Conference

. August 7, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum hosts Mark Twain’s Hannibal: The Clemens Conference, August 11-13, 2011. Before he became “Mark Twain” in Virginia City, Nevada in 1863, Samuel Langhorne Clemens’s literary path was firmly established. His storytelling began in his youth, and the Museum is proud to offer its first scholarly conference in the town where young Sam first expressed himself as a writer.Twain scholars from around the world will attend the conference to share a distinguished sampling of research on various topics pertaining to Twain in the setting he immortalized.

Two keynote presentations are planned and are open to the public. Dr. Barb Snedecor, Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College in Elmira, New York, will present her thoughts on selected letters of Olivia Langdon Clemens based on her recent research on Livy. Thursday, August 11 from 4:00-5:15 pm.

Dr. Robert Hirst, Director of The Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California, will use textual and documentary details to illustrate the what type of man Sam Clemens was. He will also discuss what one inadvertently learns by editing Mark Twain and give a brief preview of the second volume of Twain’s autobiography. Saturday, August 13 from 4:30-5:45 pm.

Admission to the keynote presentations is $20 and includes admission to both talks. Both talks will be held at Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Roland Fine Arts Center.

To purchase tickets please contact Ryan Murray at 573.221.9010 ext.404.

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