Category Archives: teaching

Perhaps I need a sabbatical.

Sorry, folks.  I’ve been away.  Doing what, you ask? Doing this right here: Actual marginal comments I’ve written on student essays/exams over the past month: “Wha?” “The ‘Segway’ is the two-wheeled device.  A ‘segue’ is what moves an argument from … Continue reading

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The Huckleberry Finn rant, pt.2

[This is part 2 of a two-part entry.  Part 1 appears in the preceding post.] The two usual arguments one often hears regarding Huckleberry Finn’s language, particularly in the context of school board and reading list debates, run like so.  … Continue reading

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The Huckleberry Finn rant, pt.1

[This is part 1 of a two-part entry.  The conclusion appears in the subsequent post.] NewSouth Books, a Montgomery, Alabama-based publisher, will in mid-February issue a one-volume edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry … Continue reading

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