Author of Wilbur's Poetry; Mark Twain on the Loose; Literary Wit; and Printer's Devil: Mark Twain and the American Publishing Revolution; translator of Georges Clemenceau, Claude Monet: The Water Lilies and Other Writings on Art; former President of the Mark Twain Circle of America; former President of the American Humor Studies Association; author of articles on Richard Wilbur, Mark Twain, Robert Lowell, Edith Wharton, Garison Keillor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other literary subjects. 2-time Fulbright Professor(universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, and Liège; Fulbright Ambassador; on-screen commentator for the American Passages video series. Director of the University of Illinois Campus Honors Program 1995-2013.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor Emeritus, English
Michelson, B. (2019). The Year's Work in American Humor Studies, 2017. Studies in American Humor, 5(1), 157-242. https://doi.org/10.5325/studamerhumor.5.1.0157
Fouke, B. W., Fouke, K. W., Murphy, T., Cook, C. N., Michelson, B. F., Cross, J. L., Destefano, L., Fried, G. A., Solai, K., Malinowsky, J. W., Kelly, S. B., Lutz, C. C., Louer, E., Fenlon, C. C., Vasi, N. P., Gulley, A. M., & Sivaguru, M. (2018). Online, classroom and wilderness teaching environments: Reaching astrobiology learners of all ages around the world. In Handbook of Astrobiology (pp. 27-44). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b22230-3
Michelson, B. (2018). Comic Outbreaks and Scholastic Discontents. Studies in American Humor, 4(2), 205-215. https://doi.org/10.5325/studamerhumor.4.2.0205
Clemenceau, G., & Michelson, B. F., (TRANS.) (2017). Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art. Windsor & Downs Press. https://doi.org/10.21900/wd.1
Michelson, B. (2017). The Year's Work in American Humor Studies, 2015. Studies in American Humor, 3(1), 46-121. https://doi.org/10.5325/studamerhumor.3.1.0046