David Sloane, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Duke University, 1970


Dr. Sloane is the past president of the American Humor Studies Association and the Mark Twain Circle. He was awarded the Henry Nash Smith Fellowship by the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm in 1989 for outstanding contributions to the field in the period 1979-1989.

Published Books and Articles

His books include Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian (1979), The Literary Humor of the Urban Northeast (1983), American Humor Magazines and Comic Periodicals (1987), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: American Comic Vision (1988), Sister Carrie: Theodore Dreiser's Sociological Tragedy (1992), Mark Twain's Humor: Critical Essays (1993), New Directions in American Humor (1998) and Student Companion to Mark Twain (2001). He is currently writing a biographical study entitled Edison's Daughter, examining issues in the life of Madeleine Edison.


Courses Taught

He teaches "Power Writing" and "Power Speaking" courses as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and various national and regional professional organizations as "Sloane Communication Systems." He lectures to national and international audiences on "Edison's Daughter, "The Edison Test," and "What Would Edison Do Now?" 


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