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.
Jao’s Lecture on Jon Stewart and the Mark Twain Prize is Now AvailableJao discusses the legacy of Jon Stewart and the role of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Mark Twain & The Russians: An Exchange of ViewsAn annotated digital edition of Charles Neider's 1960 pamphlet.
The Twain DoctrineThe midcentury resurgence of interest in Mark Twain's life and work was fueled by the propaganda operations of both the…
Spring ‘Trouble Begins’ Lecture Series Continues May 11All Trouble Begins lectures are open to the general public at no cost
Gardaphe’s Lecture on Mark Twain’s Italian Humor Now AvailableGardaphe explores how Twain's ironic approach to the Italian people differs from most US writers at that time
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022 – Chicago, Illinois
Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies
August 4-6, 2022 – Elmira, New York
Mark Twain Circle Graduate Student and Recent Phd Workshop at Quarry Farm
August 8-12, 2022 – Elmira, New York
Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”
September 30 – October 2, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP: 2023 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference
April 13-16, 2023 – Knoxville, Tennessee
CFP Deadline – October 7, 20222
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