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.
Quarry Farm Architectural History Now AvailableThe most extensive document on the architectural history of Quarry Farm
CFP: “COMEDY/HUMOR”: American Humor Studies Association ConferenceCFP deadline is January 27
CFP: Special Issue of AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM: “Regionalism and Indigeneity”CFP due date is August 25, 2023
A Tour of Quarry Farm’s Historic Interiors and FurnishingsExplore the Quarry Farm collections like never before!
CMTS Announces the 2023 Class of Quarry Farm FellowsAll 2023 Quarry Farm Fellows will reside for an extended period at historic Quarry Farm
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
CFP: “COMEDY/HUMOR”: American Humor Studies Association Conference
July 10-12, 2023 – Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York
CFP Deadline – January 27, 2023
CFP: 10th Quarry Farm Symposium – “Mark Twain: Invention, Technology, and Science Fiction”
October 6-8, 2023 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline – February 10, 2023
CFP: First Book Institute at the Center for American Literary Studies
June 4-10, 2023 – Pennsylvania State University
Application Deadline – February 13, 2023
Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2023 American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2023 – Boston, Massachusetts
CFP: Special Issue of AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM: “Regionalism and Indigeneity”
Proposal Deadline – August 25, 2023
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