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.
A Writer’s Table (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Jillian Spivey Caddell (University of Kent) talks about her time at Quarry Farm and the inspiration of a simple table
Laura Rice Concludes the CCHS Mark Twain Lecture SeriesRice discusses "Cooney" Rice and the youth of Mark Twain's Elmira circle.
Six Degrees of Samuel Clemens (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)Quarry Farm Fellow Alan Rankin talks about Nina Gabrilowitch, Mark Twain's granddaughter, and his time at Quarry Farm
CMTS Announces the 2021 Fall Trouble Begins LecturesLectures will be in-person at Quarry Farm and online. Check out the schedule to learn more.
Hartford Continues Its “Trouble Begins at 5:30” Lecture SeriesVirtual talk is on October 13 at 5:30pm.
Upcoming Events & Call for Papers
2021 Quarry Farm Symposium
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of ROUGHING IT
October 1-3, 2021 – Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York
Race in The Multiethnic Classroom
Call for Submissions, Edited Collection
Abstract Submission Deadline – October 1, 2021
Mark Twain Circle at 2021 SAMLA Conference
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia
Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies
August 4-7, 2022 – Elmira, New York
CFP Deadline – January 7, 2022
Mark Twain Circle Graduate Student Workshop at Quarry Farm
August 8-12, 2022 – Elmira, New York
Application Deadline – January 7, 2022
Mark Twain Circle at 2022 MLA Conference
January 6-9, 2022 – Washington, D.C.
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