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.
2021 Season of The American Vandal Podcast Begins With “The Myths of Reconstruction in the Wake of Insurrection”Brook Thomas discusses the myths of Reconstruction on new episode of The American Vandal.
The Trouble Begins in Hartford: Twain and Child HealthcareSam and Olivia Clemens' idyllic early years of marital happiness were shattered with the loss of their first child, Langdon,…
2020: The Year In ReviewStaff gathers to discuss the past and future of Quarry Farm and CMTS.
Quarry Farm, A Thank You Note (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Susan K. Harris, noted Twain scholar, talks about her times at Quarry Farm
CMTS Announces the 2021 Class of Quarry Farm FellowsCMTS is now accepting applications for 2022 Fellowships!
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
NYS Political Science Association 2021 Annual Conference
April 23-24, 2021 – Virtual Conference hosted by Elmira College
Interested in political aspects of Mark Twain’s writing
Deadline for CFP has been extended to January 22, 2021
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 MLA Conference
January 6-9, 2022 – Washington, D.C.
CFP Deadline – March 1, 2021
2021 Quarry Farm Symposium
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of ROUGHING IT
October 1-3, 2021 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline – March 31, 2021
Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies
August 4-7, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline To Be Announced
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