Tag Archives: Jules Verne

C19 in Albuquerque: A Great Conference

I got back from the biennial C19 conference last week. It was an excellent four-day event, with presentations from many scholars who focus specifically on American literature of the 19th century. That said, transnational approaches were in abundance, including my … Continue reading

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C19 Paper Acceptance: In Nemo’s Footsteps

Last week, I learned that I’ll be presenting a paper at the C19 Conference at the University of New Mexico, March 22-25, 2018. The conference theme is “Climate.” My paper is called “In Nemo’s Footsteps: U.S. Responses to Verne’s Oceanic … Continue reading

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Secret Origins: Mark Twain, Profanity, and Science Fiction

Yesterday, I posted the following Mark Twain quote on Facebook: “Profanity is more necessary to me than is immunity from colds.” I came across the actual letter where Twain scribbled this comment earlier this week using the awesome online archive … Continue reading

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