Professor Gregg Camfield

Gregg Camfield

Tomorrow is the day a lot of us have been looking forward to: the day Gregg Camfield will be at the SDSU Library to discuss “The Provincial Cosmopolitan: Mark Twain as Californian.” His lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Room LL430.

Camfield is a professor of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at UC Merced. He has published widely on American literature and culture—from 18th century poet Joel Barlow to the television cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head. Mostly he has worked on the ethical and esthetic debates of the nineteenth-century, concentrating on the works of Mark Twain, American literary humor, literary sentimentalism and domesticity. These perspectives inform his three books: Sentimental Twain: Mark Twain in the Maze of Moral Philosophy (1994), Necessary Madness: The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (1997), and The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain (2003).

Come early so you can get a good seat. Stay late so you can join us for a reception following the talk.