Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian

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Dr. Mitchell A. Kalpakgian is a native of New England, the son of Armenian immigrants. He was Professor of English at Simpson College (Iowa) for 31 years. During his academic career, Dr. Kalpakgian received many academic honors, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship (Brown University, 1981); the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (University of Kansas, 1985); and an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Children's Literature.

Fanatical Ideas and Reasonable Convictions

Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler: An Introduction to Liberal Arts

George Herbert’s “The Pulley”

The Human Condition in Cather’s My Antonia

Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio