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.
CMTS ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON 2021 PARK CHURCH SUMMER LECTURESIn-person lectures start July 7 at 7pm at the Park Church
The Hartford House Staff Conclude the Spring ‘Trouble Begins’ SeriesJodi DeBruyne and Mallory Howard of the Mark Twain House and Museum discuss "the loveliest hone that ever was."
‘Trouble Begins’ Lecture Features Twain’s Hartford HomeLecture will be made available Wednesday, May 26.
Mark Twain, Journalism, & The Search for Genus Americanus with Loren Ghiglione, Alyssa Karas, & Dan ThamApple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn | CastBox | ListenNotes In 2011, a Northwestern journalism professor invited two graduating students to join him for a three-month road trip. They…
The Third Spring ‘Trouble Begins” Lecture Now AvailableSilas Kaine Ezell discusses Twain's influence on humor in criticism.
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
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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