THE 2020 William S. Brettmann Lecture presented by The Carolina Public Humanities and The Foundation of Wayne Community College
Americans have often viewed European travel as voyages to gain cultural knowledge and self understanding, but writers have used their journeys to stake out distinctive new literary identities. This presentation will examine how the travelers/writers Mark Twain and David Sedaris described their encounters with Europe, defined their American identities, and used humor to convey the complexities and miscommunications of cross-cultural experiences.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
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