10 episodes

In this podcast series, noted Mark Twain scholar Dr. Alan Gribben talks about his new volume, Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition, which presents the books as one narrative and without racial epithets, in an attempt to return the book to schools that otherwise ban the works. Gribben offers tips here for teachers interested in teaching Twain's novels to their classrooms. For more, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

NewSouth Books: Dr. Alan Gribben talks Mark Twain: The NewSouth Edition NewSouth Books

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In this podcast series, noted Mark Twain scholar Dr. Alan Gribben talks about his new volume, Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition, which presents the books as one narrative and without racial epithets, in an attempt to return the book to schools that otherwise ban the works. Gribben offers tips here for teachers interested in teaching Twain's novels to their classrooms. For more, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

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    About Mark Twain and the N-Word Debate

    About Mark Twain and the N-Word Debate

    Dr. Alan Gribben, editor of Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition, gives an overview of the debate regarding the use of the "n-word" in Twain's works. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 1 min
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    Eliminating the Controversy, Preserving Twain's Messages

    Eliminating the Controversy, Preserving Twain's Messages

    Dr. Alan Gribben affirms how Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition preserves Twain's intended messages in the books even with substitutions for the racial epithets. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 1 min
    How "Slave" Maintains Twain's Message

    How "Slave" Maintains Twain's Message

    Dr. Alan Gribben discusses why replacing the "n-word" with the word "slave" in Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition preserves Twain's lessons about racism and slavery while widening the book's classroom audience. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 1 min
    How the "N-Word" Affects Readership of Modern Audiences

    How the "N-Word" Affects Readership of Modern Audiences

    Dr. Alan Gribben considers Mark Twain's use of the "n-word" in Huckleberry Finn versus Twain's lack of the same words in his own speech, and how that informed Gribben's new volume Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 2 min
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    Teaching Advantages of Mark Twain: The NewSouth Edition

    Teaching Advantages of Mark Twain: The NewSouth Edition

    Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition offers teachers numerous advantages, including the ability to delve deeper in to the novels without the difficulties often encountered in classrooms by the use of the racial epithets. Volume editor Dr. Alan Gribben explains. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 1 min
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    Three Criticisms Leveled at Huck Finn

    Three Criticisms Leveled at Huck Finn

    Dr. Alan Gribben analyzes the three major objections raised by critics in regards to Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and gives teachers some advice concerning the teaching of the novel. For more information, visit http://www.newsouthbooks.com/twain.

    • 6 min

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