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ALA 2023 Panel Details (And Social Hour!)

The Circle will be hosting two sessions on Friday, May 26 at the American Literature Association annual conference. Details for the panels and the annual Circle meetup below!




The Mark Twain Circle at ALA 2023 in Boston, May 25-28 Friday, May 26, 2023 8:30 am – 9:50 am Mark Twain, Germs, and Gods Panel Chair: Ben Click Panelists: Susan Kumin Harris, University of Kansas, emerita, “Rationalizing the Raj: Mark Twain, Germ Theory, and Colonial Dominance” Megan McNamara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "'I have a religion—but you will call it blasphemy': Mark Twain and American Hypocrisy” Randall Knoper, University of Massachusetts, "The Psychic Life of Microbes: Mark Twain, Consciousness, and Scalar Imagining” Ray Horton, Murray State University, "Mark Twain’s Supernatural Naturalism” Friday, May 26, 2023 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Session two: Mark Twain: Poetry and Poltergeists Panel Chair: Harry Wonham Panelists Larry Howe, Roosevelt University, "Mark Twain, Property, and Poetry" Ann Ryan, Le Moyne College, "Jim's Ghost Story: A Post Motem” Gary Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico, "Poets and Poetasters on Mark Twain, 1867-1910”


Most importantly: MTC Social Hour at Joe’s American Bar and Grill, Friday, May 26, 5:30 pm-dawn. Everyone who is reading this is invited. joesamerican.com. 181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116



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