Judith Yaross Lee, author of “American Humor & Matters of Empire,” discusses the 2020 Quarry Farm Symposium and the history of American Humor Studies on The American Vandal.
All talks from the two-day event are now available
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 30, starting at 7pm at the Quarry Farm Barn
Samuel L. Clemens pioneered a modern understanding of the new information economy emerging in the U.S. in the years after the Civil War because he understood and marketed Mark Twain as a brand-name comic commodity. Judith Yaross Lee explains how Clemens managed the Mark Twain brand by extending it to some activities, excluding it from others, and exploiting its modern conception of the self in his public performances. Judith […]