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.
“Ever The Twain” (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)James Plath writes about the challenges/opportunities at Quarry Farm
Unlearning Racism: What Roles Can Works By Mark Twain Play in An Anti-Racist Pedagogy?A wonderful essay by Shelley Fisher Fishkin originally published in the Japanese literary journal, Mark Twain Studies.
Snedecor’s Conversation Now AvailableSnedecor and Seybold discuss Livy's important and revealing corpus of letters
Celebrate Mark Twain’s Birthday With A Conversation About His Wife, Olivia Langdon ClemensThe final event of the 2023 Fall Trouble Begins Series takes place on Thursday, October 30 at 7pm in Cowles…
Trouble Begins in Hartford: Livy Clemens Birthday CelebrationVirtual and in-person event takes place on November 27 at 7:00pm
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Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
CFP: New York History Conferece
CFP Deadline – January 1, 2024
June 20 & 21, 2024 – Albany, New York
Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2024 Modern Language Association Conference
January 4-7, 2024 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CFP: Eleventh Annual Quarry Farm Symposium “Gilded Age Humor”
CFP Deadline – February 1, 2024
October 18-19, 2024 – Elmira, New York
CFP: Fourth Mark Twain Conference in Hannibal, MO
CFP Deadline – February 15, 2024
August 1-3, 2024 – Hannibal, Missouri
C19 2024 Biennial Conference “The End”
March 14-16, 2024 – Pasadena, California