Video: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

National Association of Scholars

“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”

What makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a great American novel? When published, it was widely criticized for its "coarse language," a charge that continues to this day. Does the book's language undercut its attempts to challenge the entrenched attitudes of its day?

This webinar features Alan Gribben, Emeritus Professor of English at Auburn University; Caroline Breashears, Professor of English at St. Lawrence University; and Robert Lamb, Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University. The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars.

You can find a list of the speakers' books available for purchase here.


Image:  The Art Stack, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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