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.
Fall ‘Trouble Begins’ Lecture Series Continues Oct. 20Richard Coronado will talk about the humor of Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut
Annual Twain Symposium Celebrates 150 years of ROUGHING IT and Twain in the American WestCheck out the keynote address and all the paper presentations!
Joe B. Fulton’s ‘Trouble Begins’ Lecture Now AvailableJoe B. Fulton discusses the Civil War Stories that appeared in HARPER'S WEEKLY
Fall ‘Trouble Begins’ Lecture Series Continues Tonight at Quarry FarmJoe B. Fulton (Baylor University) will present tonight (October 13) at 7pm in the Quarry Farm Barn
Showtime’s Billions & COVID Form with Anna Kornbluh & Devin William DanielsHow does a popular TV show adapt and accommodate the pandemic?
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
Mark Twain Circle at 2021 SAMLA Conference
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022 – Chicago, Illinois
CFP Deadline – December 15, 2021
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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