Presented on Thursday, October 8, 1987 in Beecher Hall of the Park Church, Elmira, New York.
Everett Emerson will speak on "Mark Twain's Quarrel with God." He promises to come to grips with his topic in a manner sensitive to believers.
Dr. Emerson holds degrees in Literature from Harvard College, Duke University, and Louisiana State University. He is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Editor-in-Chief of Early American Literature, author of The American Mark Twain, Founder and Coordinator of The Mark Twain Circle of America, and Program Chair of the Center's 1989 conference to celebrate the publication centennial of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. His talk is given under the auspices of the Center's Distinguished Academic Visitor's Program.