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.
First talk of the Spring “Trouble Begins” Lecture Series Now Available!Laura DeMarco traces Mark Twain's life journey through the major locales that shaped the great writer.
Exterminate All The Brutes with Sheri-Marie Harrison, Andrew Hoberek, & Ignacio Sanchez PradoNew episode of The American Vandal Podcast focuses on Raoul Peck's HBO documentary series.
Spring “Trouble Begins” Lecture Series Begins May 5Laura DeMarco traces the life journey of Samuel Clemens through his travels.
Quarrying the Twain Research Library (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Quarry Farm Fellow Clifton Hood writes about residency on the East Hill
Mark Twain Day By Day: The Day Mark Twain Defended A Serial KillerOn April 29, 1871 Mark Twain tried to stop the public execution of "The Genius Killer"
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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