Friday, 07 January
171. Mark Twain and the Political Climate
8:30–9:45 a.m., Atrium III, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Mark Twain Circle of America
Presiding: James S. Leonard, The Citadel, Charleston
1. “Mark Twain’s Political Point of No Return: Sex Scandal, Bribery, and Mugwumps in the Election of 1884,” John Bird, Winthrop Univ.
2. “Was Huck Finn . . . Afro-Oriental? Locating American Indian Law and Epic in Twain’s Slavery Novel,” Gregory E. Rutledge, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln
3. “A Connecticut Yankee in Dixie: Hank Morgan’s Reconstruction,” Erich Nunn, Auburn Univ., Auburn
For abstracts, visit http://honors.illinois.edu/files/mtcircle/eventspapers.html.