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.
Twainadventures: Life and Learning at Quarry Farm (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Mika Turim-Nygren discusses her Twain adventures in Elmira and at Quarry Farm
Winners of the Quarry Farm Fireplace Writing ContestCongratulations to all the winners!
Mark Twain in Elmira: A Short FilmCreated for Summer Orientation at Elmira College, a concise introduction to Mark Twain's historical connections with the Elmira community.
The Mark Twain Circle Announces A Graduate Student WorkshopDeadline for applications for this unprecedented opportunity is Friday, January 7, 2022
CFP: Elmira 2022 – The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain StudiesIt's the big one! CFP deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
2021 Quarry Farm Symposium
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of ROUGHING IT
October 1-3, 2021 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York
Mark Twain Circle at 2021 SAMLA Conference
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia
Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies
August 4-7, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline – January 7, 2022
Mark Twain Circle Graduate Student Workshop at Quarry Farm
August 8-12, 2022 – Elmira, New York
Application Deadline – January 7, 2022
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 MLA Conference
January 6-9, 2022 – Washington, D.C.
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