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.
The Hartford House Presents A New Exhibition Focusing on Twain’s Summer DestinationsNew exhibit focuses on Quarry Farm and the Clemens family's other summer destinations.
MARK TWAIN FORUM BOOK REVIEWS: “CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER”David E.E. Sloane offers this review on a collection of essays focusing on THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
Quarry Farm Landscape History Now AvailableThe most extensive document focusing on the history of the landscape surrounding Quarry Farm
CFP: Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2024 MLA in Philadelphia, PA (January 4-7, 2023)CFP Deadline is March 15, 2023.
“Mark Twain’s Summer Home” – An Article from the NEW YORK TIMES (9/10/1882)Thanks to Scott Holmes for bringing this to the attention of CMTS
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Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
CFP: Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2024 Modern Language Association Conference
CFP Deadline – March 15, 2023
January 4-7 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2023 American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2023 – Boston, Massachusetts
“COMEDY/HUMOR”: American Humor Studies Association Conference
July 10-12, 2023 – Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York
CFP: Special Issue of AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM: “Regionalism and Indigeneity”
Proposal Deadline – August 25, 2023
10th Quarry Farm Symposium – “Mark Twain: Invention, Technology, and Science Fiction”
October 6-8, 2023 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York