TEXTS
  Autobiography of Mark Twain (Harper)
  Innocents Abroad (Modern Library)
  Roughing It (U.Cal.)
  Great Short Works of Mark Twain (GSW) (Harper)
  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (U.Cal.)
  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (U.Cal.)
  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
            Court
(U.Cal.)
  Pudd'nhead Wilson & Those Extraordinary
            Twins
(Penguin)




MARK TWAIN IN HIS TIMES ARCHIVE



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THANKS: DAVID SEAMAN


WEDNESDAY 8/29 — Introduction

MONDAY 9/3 — PLAY MT's Memory Builder Game &
                          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.
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chaps. 30, 31, 44, 46, 49, 51, 57, 53


WEDNESDAY 9/5 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 1-32
                          EXPLORE PreTexts, Publicity & Selected Illustrations
          DEADLINE FOR PICKING CLASS TO LEAD

MONDAY 9/10 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 33-46
                          EXPLORE Mapping the Text

WEDNESDAY 9/12 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 47-end
                          EXPLORE Reviews

          FRIDAY 9/17     DEADLINE FOR PICKING REVIEW BOOK


MONDAY 9/17 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 1-41
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chaps. 21-27
                          EXPLORE Writing It   which includes a MS letter MT wrote his publisher.

WEDNESDAY 9/19 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 42-61
                          EXPLORE Mapping the West   This section of the MT archive contains scores of texts and hundreds of pictures — you don't have to read or view them all. But look at a good sampling of the words and images under the numbers 1, 6, 9 and 11 on the map. This will give you a clear sense of how other Americans at this time were depicting the stories of the buffalo, the Indians, the Chinese and the scenery out west.


MONDAY 9/24 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 78-79
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chaps. 11, 28, 32-35, 64
                          EXPLORE Lecture Tour Maps & 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 9/26 — READ "Old Times on the Mississippi" (GSW)
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chap. 20
                          EXPLORE SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS


MONDAY 10/1 — READ Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 1-24
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chaps. 1-10, 12-19
                          EXPLORE PreTexts

WEDNESDAY 10/3 — 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.

          FRIDAY 10/5     REVIEW DUE

MONDAY 10/8 — READING DAY

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

MONDAY 10/15 — READ Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 33-end
                          EXPLORE Illustrations (in particular, read Kemble's essay "Illustrating Huckleberry Finn")
                                & Seeing Jim

WEDNESDAY 10/17 — 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").
          CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENT DUE

MONDAY 10/22 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 1-20
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chap. 54
                          EXPLORE PreTexts   Take a look at all this material; read the section called "Scott, The South, & Life on the Mississippi.

WEDNESDAY 10/24 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 21-end
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chap. 45
                          EXPLORE Technology

MONDAY 10/29 — A Connecticut Yankee
                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chap. 72
                          EXPLORE Publicity & Camelot & Reviews


WEDNESDAY 10/31 — READ Those Extraordinary Twins &
              "The Carnival of Crime in Connecticut" (GSW)
                          EXPLORE Twain & Twins


MONDAY 11/5 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 1-19
                          EXPLORE PreTexts & Illustrations
                        ESSAY TOPIC DUE

WEDNESDAY 11/7 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 20-end
                          EXPLORE Publicity & Reviews

MONDAY 11/12 — Pudd'nhead Wilson
                          EXPLORE Imaging Slavery in MT's Books

WEDNESDAY 11/14 — NO CLASS


MONDAY 11/19 — READ "The Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech" &
              "Story of a Speech" & "The Babies"

                          READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chap. 48
                          EXPLORE His Voice & His Speeches   Take at least a good look at the other four speeches here.


WEDNESDAY 11/21 — THANKSGIVING BREAK

MONDAY 11/26 — READ "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" (GSW)


WEDNESDAY 11/28 — READ "Corn-Pone Opinions," "The United States of Lyncherdom,"
              "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," "The War Prayer" (GSW)


MONDAY 12/3 — READ Autobiography of Mark Twain, Chaps. 36-41, 66-71


WEDNESDAY 12/5 — SAM CLEMENS IS DEAD . . .   (Death Notices)
                    . . . LONG LIVE MARK TWAIN


FRIDAY 12/7 — FINAL ESSAY DUE
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