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CALENDAR OF READINGS


WEDNESDAY 1/20 — INTRODUCTION | PLAY MT's Memory Builder Game

MONDAY 1/25 — READ "The Jumping Frog" (in 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 definitely study all the materials linked off the page entitled SUBSCRIPTION PUBLICATION.

WEDNESDAY 1/27 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 1 - 32 &
                          EXPLORE PreTexts

MONDAY 2/1 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 33 - 46 &
                          EXPLORE Mapping the Text

WEDNESDAY 2/3 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 47 - end &
                          EXPLORE Reviews

MONDAY 2/8 — READ Roughing It: Chaps. 1, 4, 5, 24, 47, 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.

WEDNESDAY 2/10 — READ MT as After Dinner Speaker: "Toast: To Woman" (1882), "Toast: To Woman" (1868), "Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech," "Toast: The Babies" & "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims"; &
                          MT's APOLOGY

MONDAY 2/15 — READ "Old Times on the Mississippi" (in GSW)
                          EXPLORE SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS

WEDNESDAY 2/17 — READ Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 1 - 24 &
                          EXPLORE PreTexts

MONDAY 2/22 — 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 2/24 — READ The Prince and the Pauper

FRIDAY 2/26 — MOVIE REVIEWS DUE BY 5 p.m.     |     YOUR MISSION

MONDAY 3/1 — Mark Twain at the Movies (1)     |     CLASS MEETS IN 322A CLEMONS

WEDNESDAY 3/3 — Mark Twain at the Movies (2)     |     CLASS MEETS IN 322A CLEMONS

SPRING BREAK
MT in Bermuda (1910), with Helen Allen


MONDAY 3/15 — READ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 1 - 16 &
                          EXPLORE Sources & PreTexts

WEDNESDAY 3/17 — READ Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 17 - 32 &
                          EXPLORE Reviews

MONDAY 3/22 — READ Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 33 - end &
                          EXPLORE Illustrations (in particular, read Kemble's essay "Illustrating Huckleberry Finn") & Seeing Jim
                          CLOSE READINGS DUE     |     YOUR MISSION

WEDNESDAY 3/24 — Classic or Trash?
                          READ huck-finn-modern-criticism.pdf @ Class Colab Site
                          EXPLORE Touring With Huck   Take a good look at least at the letters and reviews available on the "Hypertext Schedule," and read the first page under the "Freeing Jim and the Freedman's Case" link.

MONDAY 3/29 — Mark Twain in the American Imagination (1)
                          READ 10 ENAM4500...pdf book excerpts @ Class Colab Site
                          EXPLORE Mark Twain on TV (James Tysse, ENAM 482, Spring 2002)

WEDNESDAY 3/31 — Mark Twain in the American Imagination (2)
                          WATCH Mark Twain, Part 1, directed by Ken Burns (2001)   From a computer on grounds or on UVA-Anywhere, go to virgo.lib.virginia.edu and search for "Ken Burns Mark Twain." #3 item on the returned list of hits is Part 1. It's an internet resource, so you'll watch the 112-minute film on your computer. (Feel free to watch Part 2 as well.) When the film was about to air in 2001, Laura Bush used Mark Twain as the occasion for the first (and basically the last) "White House Symposium" on an American writer; you should read her remarks on him at her White House site.
                          EXPLORE Mark Twain Collectibles (Kevin MacDonnell)

MONDAY 4/5 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 1 - 20 &
                          EXPLORE PreTexts & Camelot.

WEDNESDAY 4/7 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 21 - end &
                          EXPLORE Publicity & Reviews.

MONDAY 4/12 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 1 - 19 &
                          EXPLORE PreTexts, Illustrations & Facsimile First Edition.

WEDNESDAY 4/14 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 20 - end &
                          EXPLORE Reviews & Imaging Slavery in MT's Books.

MONDAY 4/19 — READ "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," "Corn-Pone Opinions," "The United States of Lyncherdom," "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" & "The War Prayer" (in GSW)

WEDNESDAY 4/21 — READ "The Enchanted Sea-Wilderness" & "Which Was the Dream?" (in The Devil's Race-Track, pages 28-79)

MONDAY 4/26 — Mark Twain on the Web

WEDNESDAY 4/28 — Mark Twain on the Web (2)

FRIDAY 4/30 — ESSAYS|PROJECTS DUE BY 5 p.m.

MONDAY 5/3 — SAM CLEMENS IS DEAD . . .   Death Notices
            ESPECIALLY AP Reports, Lying in State, 28 Obituaries, Editorial Cartoons
                    . . . LONG LIVE MARK TWAIN


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