ABOUT THE CENTER FOR MARK TWAIN STUDIES
Mark Twain wrote his most famous works in an octagonal study overlooking Elmira, NY, the hometown of his wife, Olivia. For more than two decades the Clemens family summered with Olivia’s siblings at Quarry Farm. All are buried at the nearby Woodlawn Cemetery. In 1983, both Quarry Farm and the study, since relocated to the Elmira College campus, became part of the Center for Mark Twain Studies. CMTS is dedicated to serving an international community of Twain Scholars.
In 2019, CMTS established a formal, yet independent, relationship with the Mark Twain Circle of America, the principal organization dedicated to the study of Samuel Clemens, his works, and his times.
Living Literature: My Stay at Quarry Farm (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Quarry Farm Fellow Fred Gardaphe writes about his lifelong relationship with literature and his recent residency at Quarry Farm
The Suez Canal, #Stuckboat, & The Sinews of War and Trade with Laleh KhaliliOn the past, present, & future of the Suez Canal.
CFP: South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2021 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (November 4-6, 2021)CFP deadline is June 18, 2021
CMTS Announces the 2021 Spring Trouble Begins Lecture SeriesAll lectures are online and free to the public
Hal Holbrook RememberedRegister for for these free two events. First event is on Tuesday, April 6.
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
Future of American Studies Institute
June 21-27, 2021 – Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Application Deadline – May 14, 2021
CFP: Mark Twain Circle at 2021 SAMLA Conference
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia
CFP Deadline – June 18, 2021
American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference
July 7-11, 2021 – Boston, Massachusetts
2021 Quarry Farm Symposium
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of ROUGHING IT
October 1-3, 2021 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 MLA Conference
January 6-9, 2022 – Washington, D.C.
Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies
August 4-7, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline To Be Announced
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