English lecture Monday to mark Twain centennial

September 7, 2010

A leading authority on Mark Twain will speak on "Transnational Twain" on Monday (Sept. 13) in the Department of English's annual Leonora Woodman Memorial Lecture.

Shelley Fisher Fishkin, professor of English and director of American studies at Stanford University, will present the lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Many readers and scholars worldwide are focusing on Twain in 2010, the centennial of his death.

Fishkin is the editor of the 29-volume Oxford Mark Twain, the "Oxford Historical Guide to Mark Twain," and "The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on his Life and Work."

Overall, she is the author or editor of more than 40 books and 80 articles, essays and reviews. Her books include "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" (selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice) and "Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture."
For more information, contact Ryan Schneider, associate professor of English and American studies, at pschnei@purdue.edu or 49-43748.