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Twain expert to speak on ‘Civil War Confessions’

Author and Texas A&M University Distinguished professor Jerome Loving, a Mark Twain biographer, is set to give a lecture at ECU.

Author and Texas A&M University Distinguished professor Jerome Loving, a Mark Twain biographer, is set to give a lecture at ECU.

Author and Texas A&M University Distinguished English Professor Jerome Loving, whose published works include a Mark Twain biography, will give a lecture titled, “Mark Twain’s Civil War Confession,” as part of FaculTea. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. April 25, at Joyner Library.

Loving, author of 2010′s “Mark Twain The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens,” also has written biographies of Walt Whitman and Theodore Dreiser.

Loving’s honors include a 2007 National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, and the 2007-2008 “We the People” project for biography for the Mark Twain John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.

He earned his Ph.D. in English from Duke University.