Author and humorist Samuel Clemens died on April 21, 1910. On the 100th anniversary of his death, Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a lecture about the man best known under his pen name, Mark Twain.
Dr. David W. Levy will present “Mark Twain: Reflections on his Reputation after 100 Years,” from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center on Missouri S&T’s campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
“I will consider and reflect upon Mark Twain’s reputation among the American people in the century since his death,” says Levy. “The lecture will include a look at a few of the main scholarly contributors to his image, some of the questions that have been raised about his life and work, and some of the possible reasons for the reputation he enjoys today.”
Levy is the 2010 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Missouri S&T. A specialist in intellectual history, he recently completed a biography of Mark Twain.