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Gribben, Alan

DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
OfficeEnglish and Philosophy
Office LocationLiberal Arts 217

Alan Gribben (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley) has written frequently about Mark Twain’s life, image, and reading.  He was named the Henry Nash Smith Fellow at the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College in 1987, co-founded and served as president of the Mark Twain Circle of America, and was made a Distinguished Research Professor in 1998.  He serves on the editorial board of American Literary Realism, among other journals, and is the editor of the Mark Twain Journal, one of the oldest American periodicals devoted to a single author.  In 2005 he received the AUM Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award and in 2007 he was the recipient of the Nance Alumni Professorship.  He has written Harry Huntt Ransom: Intellect in Motion (2008), co-edited Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader (2009), and edited Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2011-2012) in six varied formats. Currently he is working on an extensively revised and enlarged edition of his Mark Twain’s Library: A Reconstruction (1980).