Lawrence Howe
Larry Howe
Professor Emeritus English
College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences
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About Me

Larry Howe teaches courses in American literature, African-American literature, Canadian literature, and Film Studies.  He has published widely in these areas, and he is the author of Mark Twain and the Novel (Cambridge, 1998), Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon Through Critical Lenses (Scarecrow 2013), and Mark Twain and Money: Language, Capital, and Culture (U Alabama Press 2017).  He is Vice-president of the Mark Twain Circle and Editor of Studies in American Humor, published by Penn State University Press.  In 2014-15, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.   

Topic of Expertise
  • American narrative literature, Mark Twain, satire,
  • BA English, with highest honors — University of California at Berkeley
  • PhD English — University of California at Berkeley