September 28 2016
Dr. Matt Seybold, Assistant Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies, is presenting at the Chemung Valley Museum on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
His presentation, titled, “The Making of Chimerica: Globalization, Economics, & Mark Twain’s ‘Fable of the Yellow Terror,’” is the final lecture in a month-long Mark Twain Lecture Series hosted by the Chemung County Historical Society in collaboration with the Center For Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College.
Using marginalia Twain left in books at Quarry Farm in 1903, Dr. Seybold traces how discussions of self-interest in classical political economy provide the inspiration for Twain's prophetic critique of U.S. imperialism and Chinese-American relations in the first decade of the 20th century.
This presentation is free and open to the public. The Chemung Valley Museum is located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira.