• Professor Emeritus, Department of English
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Lecturing: Fulbright Teaching at the University of Antwerp
  • University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • February 2014 - July 2014
  • Fulbright Presentation (.PDF)
  • Curriculum Vitae (.PDF)
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Dr. Bruce Michelson is the Director Emeritus for the Campus Honors Program, and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His publication topics include books on Mark Twain, Claude Monet, Literary Wit, and the poet Richard Wilbur. Dr. Michelson is a past President of the Mark Twain Circle of America and the American Humor Studies Association, and a Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the University of Antwerp in 2014.

As a Distinguished Teacher and Scholar at the University of Illinois, Bruce has authored over 40 articles and book chapters, 3 book-length Instructor Guides for the Norton Anthology of American Literature, lectures and keynote addresses across the US and in 6 other nations. Additionally, he has been an on-screen commentator for two episodes of American Passages (Annenberg/Oregon Public Broadcasting). Some of his current projects include work on Mark Twain, Past and Present, and a translation of work by Clemenceau.