English 150

Senior Seminar: Mark Twain

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Spring 2009 Hirst, Robert H.
Hirst, Robert
TTh 2-3:30 479 Bancroft Library (Seminar Room B)

Other Readings and Media

See Course Description.  The instructor will discuss the exact list at the first class meeting, so please do not buy any texts until then.


The seminar will read a generous selection of Mark Twain’s most important published writings. We will work our way chronologically through his life and career, beginning with his earliest extant writings and ending with Mysterious Stranger (which he left unpublished). The class will have ready access to the Mark Twain Papers, whose extensive primary and secondary resources students are encouraged to take advantage of for their research. One brief oral report (as the basis for class discussion) and one research paper, due at the end of the term.

The seminar requirement for the English major may be satisfied by any ONE of the following:  English 100, 150, 150AC, or H195A-B.

Enrollment is limited and a written application is due  BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28; be sure to read the paragraph on page 2 of this Announcement of Classes regarding enrollment in English 150! 

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