Susan K. Harris and Bruce Michelson have been fixtures of Twain Studies since the 1980s. Their publications have helped shape the field during that time, but their contributions go well beyond books and articles.
New American Vandal Podcast series centers on Kerry Driscoll’s groundbreaking book, “Mark Twain Among The Indians & Other Indigenous Peoples.”
Susan K. Harris, noted Twain scholar, talks about her times at Quarry Farm
The third episode of the inaugural season of The American Vandal features Susan K. Harris talking to Matt Seybold about following the equator and much more.
The fall portion of the 2020-2021 The Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies continues with an interview with author Susan K. Harris about her new book Mark Twain, The World, and Me. The interview can be found HERE. In Mark Twain, the World, and Me: “Following the Equator,” Then and Now, Susan K. Harris follows Twain’s last lecture tour as he wound his way through the British Empire […]
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In his 1903 essay “Why Not Abolish It?,” Mark Twain argues that the age of consent for extramarital relations should be abolished for women. Twain’s underlying premises are that young women are not responsible enough to make their own decisions about sex, that once a girl has engaged in sexual relations she is “dragged down into the mud and into enduring misery and shame,” and that, worst of all, so is […]