Southerners Are Like People, Only More So with Celia Rivenbark, humorist and columnist

Dates:January 29, 2009 Other Dates
Meets:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:Celia Rivenbark
Fee: $42.00

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From the time of his death in 1910 right down to today, Mark Twain has always been called the greatest American author. Elliot Engel looks at the remarkable biographical facts and turbulent times of Twain, who began life as Samuel Clemens, and reveals the many reasons for his justified position as our number one writer. Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, Engel brings to life this beloved literary giant.

Historian Elliot Engel has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University and Duke University. He earned his Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. Engel has written 10 books, multiple plays and a PBS series on Charles Dickens. For his scholarship and teaching, he has received North Carolina's Adult Education Award, NC State's Alumni Professorship and the Victorian Society's Award of Merit. Most recently, for his 30 years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England.


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Registration Deadline: Sept. 28

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