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Thomas Quirk

College of Arts and Science

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Tom Quirk is an English professor in the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science. Shortly after he came to MU, the resident Mark Twain expert retired, and since then he has taken over the role and published seven books about Mark Twain. He has received numerous awards, including the MU Curators Award for Scholarly Excellence and the John S. Tuckey Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Mark Twain Scholarship. Quirk currently teaches courses on nineteenth century American literature.

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