Opening Reception for Fall 2019 Exhibition: Roughing It

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Join us on September 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening reception of our Fall 2019 exhibition, "Roughing It: How Mark Twain Made the West." 

Dominick Beaudine, curator and graduate student intern from the Department of English, will speak about the works on display, and talk about his process of working with Archives & Special Collections staff to prepare the exhibition. K.J. Peters, Professor of English, and Traci Brynne Voyles, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, will address Twain’s negative portrayals of the lives of indigenous peoples, immigrants, Mormons, and women. They will also discuss the challenge Twain poses for students and scholars of literature and history.

This event is open the public. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend. Complimentary food and drinks will be available after the talk and guests will be encouraged to explore the exhibition. Please RSVP so we can prepare appropriately. 

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Family Suite (Level 3)
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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