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.
2022 Mark Twain Circle Awards Presented at Elmira ConferenceCongrats to this year's recipients!
The 6th & 7th John S. Tuckey Awards For Lifetime Achievement in Mark Twain StudiesSusan K. Harris and Bruce Michelson have been fixtures of Twain Studies since the 1980s. Their publications have helped shape…
Jervis Langdon Jr. & Henry Nash Smith Awards Presented At Quadrennial ConferenceOur quadrennial service awards for members of the local and scholarly communities.
Inaugural Mark Twain Circle Emerging Scholar Award Goes To Mika Turim-NygrenFor her article "Mark Twain's Modernism" in J19.
Searching for Eve in Twain’s Garden of Eden (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Ariel Silver talks about the joys of Quarry Farm
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
Mark Twain Circle Graduate Student and Recent Phd Workshop at Quarry Farm
August 8-12, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP: Special Issue of American Literature: Pain
CFP Deadline – September 5, 2022
Call for Nominations: 1921 Prize in American Literature
American Literature Society
Nomination Deadline – September 12, 2022
Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”
September 30 – October 2, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP: 2023 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference
April 13-16, 2023 – Knoxville, Tennessee
CFP Deadline – October 7, 2022
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