Get rich. Dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must.
Jillian Spivey Caddell (University of Kent) talks about her time at Quarry Farm and the inspiration of a simple table
Building on work from the Summer Teachers Institute, Jocelyn Chadwick and Matt Seybold discuss using Mark Twain’s comedic verse to prepare students for Robert Frost’s much-anthologized “The Road Not Taken.”
Ryan Heryford is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Literature in the Department of English at California State University, East Bay
The future of the English Department cannot be the same as its past.
Harold K. Bush, known to his friends as Hal, passed away earlier this week after a prolonged and finally unsuccessful recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Hal was a professor at St. Louis University and an acclaimed Twain scholar, probably best known for Mark Twain & The Spiritual Crisis of His Age (2007) and The Letters of Mark Twain & Joseph Hopkins Twichell (2017). His chapter on Twain in Continuing […]
Lubna Alzaroo discusses how Mark Twain’s descriptions have become part of contested claims of Israel upon Palestine.
Special Emancipation Week Episode of The American Vandal Podcast!
How did the editor of a paper that was habitually rude to Frederick Douglass end up with the manuscript of his Emancipation Day speech?
Matt Seybold traces the relationship between Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain, asking whether Twain was in the audience for Douglass’s Emancipation Day speech in Elmira in 1880.