A Pallatte of Litchatte Posts from July 2016 through July 2017



Dr. Murray Ellison received a Master’s in Education from Temple University (1973), a Master’s Degree of Arts in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University (2015), and a Doctorate in Education at Virginia Tech (1988). He is married and has three adult daughters. He retired as the Virginia Director of Community Corrections for the Department of Correctional Education in 2009. He is the founder and chief editor of this literary blog and is an editor for the International Correctional Education Journal. He is Co-Editor of the 2017 Poetry Book, Mystic Verses by Shambhushivananda. He also serves as a board member, volunteer tour guide, and the Facilities Planning Committee Coordinator at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA, and writes a monthly column for the Museum website, thepoeblog.org. He has taught literature classes on Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and F.Scott Fitzgerald (thus far) at the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond. He is the organizer and Coördinator of The First Fridays Classic Book Club, and is the co-organizer, along with Rebecca Elizabeth Jones, of the VCU Working Titles Book Club. Contact Murray at ellisonms2@vcu.edu, or leave a Comment at the bottom of any post.

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Litchatte.com Posts Index from July 1, 2016, through July 30,  2017.  Written by Murray Ellison Unless Otherwise Noted

www.Litchatte.Com Post Title Category Date Published
A Review of Huckleberry Finn Reviews Literature 7/29/2017
Illustration of Huckleberry Finn’s 1885 Edition Literature 7/22/2017
A Confederacy, Catcher, and A Cornucopia by Rebecca Jones Literature 7/21/2017
Confederacy-  Slavery by Rebecca Jones Literature 7/20/2017
Confederacy – New Orléans by Rebecca Jones Literature 7/19/2017
Confederacy of the Dunces by Rebecca Jones Literature 7/18/2017
Huck and Jim’s Heroic Journey Literature 7/16/2017
Pap’s “Guvment” Speech Literature 7/13/2107
Don Quixote and Huck Finn Literature 7/11/2017
Twain Connects Mark Twain and Huck Finn Literature 7/3/2017
Senator McCain and George Orwell’s 1984 Literature 6/15/2017
Emily Dickinson Exhibit at the Morgan Museum Literature 5/23/2017
Invitation to Comment on 1984 Literature 5/15/2017
Beauty and the Beast: Tale as Olde as Time Literature 5/10/2017
Orange in Black and White Literature 5/3/2017
Virginia Tech Tragedy, Tim Kaine, and the Holocaust Literature 4/18/2017
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel Literature 4/14/2017
Reading Tom Sawyer as a Child and as an Adult Literature 4/4/2017
Poe’s Shipwreck Story Foreshadows Eureka Literature 3/16/2017
Book Clubs: The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood Literature 3/14/2017
Of Mice and Men and the Unfamiliar Literature 2/10/2017
Travels with Charley by  Steinbeck– Part II Literature 1/8/2017
Poe’s Attitude About Science Literature 12/12/2016
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck – Part II Literature 12/5/2016
Fantastic Beasts Lose their Potter Magic Literature 11/30/2016
The Crown: Best History and Fairy Tale on TV Literature 11/22/2016
The Paris Wife and Hemingway’s Moveable Feast Literature 11/18/2016
Great Books Don’t Often Make Great Movies Literature 11/9/2016
Poe Has Some Words With a Mummy Literature 10/30/2016
Madwomen in Gothic Literature Literature 10/28/2016
Private Perry is Mr. Edgar Allan Poe Literature 10/20/2016
Jane Eyre and 19th Century Literature Literature 10/18/2016
Jane Eyre’s Moral Compass Literature 10/7/2016
Charlotte Bronte’s Life Informs Jane Eyre Literature 9/29/2016
Evaluating Poe’s Eureka: A Prose Poem Literature 9/1/2017
Twain’s Wisdom & Humor in The Prince & Pauper Literature 8/28/2016
Favorite Characters in Literature Literature 8/22/2016
Poe’s Oval Portrait and Dorian Gray Literature 8/11/2016
Remembering the Positively Poe Conference Literature 8/4/2016
A Merchant of Venice at Agecroft Hall Literature 8/1/2016
Marriage of Opposites: Book Review by Ann Luck Literature  7/5/2016
Ralph Stanley: True American Hero Literature 7/1/2016
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