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UFC Lunch: Gregg Camfield on Mark Twain and American Literary Humor

March 01, 2016 - 11:30 am

University Friends Circle (UFC) meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the Branding Iron Restaurant, 640 W. 16th St., Merced.

Vice Provost for Faculty and literature Professor Gregg Camfield will speak on Mark Twain and American literary humor.

Camfield has published on American literature and culture — from 18th century poet Joel Barlow to the television cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head. His work on the ethical and esthetic debates of the 19th century concentrates on the works of Mark Twain, American literary humor, literary sentimentalism and domesticity.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For information on joining the UFC or to RSVP, email friendscircle@ucmerced.edu. Reservation deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 25.

UFC encourages people from UC Merced and surrounding communities to join the organization. Its mission is to inspire and maintain strong relationships between the UC Merced community and the communities of the San Joaquin Valley through activities that promote social and intellectual interaction, programs of service and fundraising initiatives that support UC Merced scholarships.

640 W. 16th St.
Merced, CA 95340
United States