English 100

Junior Seminar: Mark Twain

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
10 Spring 2007 Breitwieser, Mitchell
Breitwieser, Mitchell
TTh 12:30-2 109 Wheeler
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Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s Court, Puddnhead Wilson, and Tales, Speeches, Essays and Sketches


Close readings of Twain?s major works, emphasizing the development of his career. I am particularly interested in the interplay of humor and bitterness in Twain?s social and political thought, but class discussion will be open for any aspect of Twain?s writing that the students wish to bring up. Regular attendance and participation, along with two ten-page essays, will be required.

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