1905 Life magazine poster:
1905 LIFE POSTER


      ENAM 4500                        

Mark Twain







                Stephen Railton
2009 Time magazine cover:
2008 TIME COVER

MT's TEXTS
                                TEXTS
                  Great Short Works of Mark Twain (GSW) (Harper)
                  Innocents Abroad (Dover)
                  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dover)
                  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Broadview)
                  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (U.Cal.)
                  Pudd'nhead Wilson & Those Extraordinary Twins (Barnes & Noble)
                  Following the Equator (Dover)


Class Assignments

       ATTENDANCE, WRITING, ORAL REPORT

  MT IN MEDIA: RESOURCES & SCHEDULE


Mark Twain In His Times Archive

http://twain.lib.virginia.edu

                                CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY 8/28 — Introduction
                          PLAY MT's Memory Builder Game

MONDAY 9/2 — READ "The Jumping Frog" (GSW)
                          EXPLORE Marketing Twain   There are a lot of pages in this section of the MT archive. Feel free to look at all of them, but at least make sure you study all the materials linked off the page entitled SUBSCRIPTION PUBLICATION.


WEDNESDAY 9/4 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 1-32
                          EXPLORE PreTexts & Publicity

MONDAY 9/9 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 33-46
                          EXPLORE Mapping the Text

WEDNESDAY 9/11 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 47-end
                          EXPLORE Reviews


MONDAY 9/16 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 1-5, 12, 19, 24, 47, 53 & 54

WEDNESDAY 9/18 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 78 & 79
                          EXPLORE Lecture Tour Maps (just click through the maps of MT's 8 American tours) & The Savage Tour   Here you'll find texts of MT's lecture on the Sandwich Islands, and reviews of many of his performances; read at least Fatout's lecture text, and at least 15 reviews from MT's various tours — i.e. the western, midwestern, eastern and 1868-69 tours


MONDAY 9/23 — READ "Old Times on the Mississippi" (GSW)
                          EXPLORE SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS

WEDNESDAY 9/25 — READ Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 1-24
                          EXPLORE PreTexts   The 2 early Twain texts here are fun to read, but if you are short on time the 2 texts I'd most like you to read for this class are "Shillaber's Ike" and "Alger's Ragged Dick."

MONDAY 9/30 — READ Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 25-end
                          EXPLORE American Nostalgia   You don't have to read every word of the material in this section, but take a look at all of it, and read at least a couple pieces from each of the 3 lists the links are divided into — i.e. the first set, then the "Centennial Celebration" set, and then the "Later Evocations" set.


WEDNESDAY 10/2 — READ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 1-32
                          EXPLORE Sources & PreTexts

MONDAY 10/7 — READ Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 33-end
                          EXPLORE Illustrations (in particular, read Kemble's essay "Illustrating Huckleberry Finn")
                                & Seeing Jim

WEDNESDAY 10/9 — Huckleberry Finn
                          EXPLORE Reviews & Touring With Huck   Take a good look at least at the letters and reviews available on the "Hypertext Schedule," and read through the materials linked off the "Freeing Jim and the Freedman's Case" page (though you don't have to read all of Cable's essay on "The Freedman's Case in Equity").


MONDAY 10/14 — READING DAY

WEDNESDAY 10/16 — "The Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech" &
              "Story of a Speech" & "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims"

                          EXPLORE His Voice & His Speeches   Take at least a good look at the other four speeches here.
          CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENT DUE


MONDAY 10/21 — READ From His "Autobiography" (ed. Neider; in Collab Resources):
                Chaps. 1-2, 9, 11-12, 34-35, 37, 41, 46, 55, 63, 71-21

WEDNESDAY 10/23 — NO CLASS

MONDAY 10/28 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 1-20
                          EXPLORE PreTexts
  (take a look at all this material; read the section called "Scott, The South, & Life on the Mississippi")
                            & Camelot

WEDNESDAY 10/30 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 21-end
                          EXPLORE Technology

MONDAY 11/4 — A Connecticut Yankee
                          EXPLORE Publicity & Reviews


WEDNESDAY 11/6 — READ Those Extraordinary Twins &
              "The Carnival of Crime in Connecticut" (GSW)
                          EXPLORE Twain & Twins


MONDAY 11/11 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 1-19
                          EXPLORE PreTexts & Illustrations

WEDNESDAY 11/13 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 20-end
                          EXPLORE Publicity & Reviews


MONDAY 11/18 — READ Following the Equator, Chaps. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 16,
        19, 21, 22, 25, 27, 32


WEDNESDAY 11/20 — READ Following the Equator, Chaps. 37, 38, 39, 41, 49,
        51, 53, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 68, 69 and Conclusion



MONDAY 11/25 — READ "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" (GSW)


WEDNESDAY 11/27 — THANKSGIVING BREAK

MONDAY 12/2 — READ "Corn-Pone Opinions," "The United States of Lyncherdom,"
              "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," "The War Prayer" (GSW)


WEDNESDAY 12/4 — SAM CLEMENS IS DEAD . . .
        READ
"The Turning Point of My Life" (GSW)
                         EXPLORE Death Notices (ESPECIALLY SELECTED OBITUARIES & CARTOONS)
                                  . . . LONG LIVE MARK TWAIN!


FRIDAY 12/6 — FINAL ESSAY DUE BY 5 P.M.
SOURCE SOURCE