The Center for Mark Twain Studies offers ten Quarry Farm fellowships for 2020 to any scholar working in the field of Mark Twain Studies at any career stage, giving Fellows the opportunity to work on academic or creative projects at Quarry Farm, the family home of Twain’s sister- and brother-in-law, Susan and Theodore Crane. Twain and his family lived at Quarry Farm for over twenty summers. During this time, in an octagonal study located about one hundred yards from the main house, Mark Twain wrote the majority of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and many other major works.
Fellows are consistently struck by the beauty and quiet of the home and its surroundings, an environment inspiring in its own right and especially conducive to writing and research. CMTS has been gathering testimonials from scholars directly related to their personal experiences at Quarry Farm. These testimonials can be found HERE.
Reflecting the mission of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, Quarry Farm Fellowships foster and support scholarship and creative works related to Mark Twain, including, but not limited to, his literature, life, family, associations, influences, reception, and significance. The fellowship selection process aims to assist scholars and artists in producing work of highest distinction and cultivate a diverse community of scholars across backgrounds, specializations, and ranks.
TEN QUARRY FARM FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE OFFERED IN 2020:
- Three one-month residencies, including housing at Quarry Farm and a $1500 honorarium for each residency
- Seven two-week residencies, including housing at Quarry Farm and a $1000 honorarium for each residency
- At least one month-long and two two-week fellowships will be reserved for graduate students, contingent faculty, and faculty three or fewer years removed from completion of their Ph.D.
- At least one fellowship will be reserved for creative writers
Applications must be submitted to [email protected] or to Dr. Joseph Lemak, the Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, at [email protected]. Applications for 2020 will be accepted until November 30, 2019. Applicants are notified when applications are received, and are notified of the fellowship competition outcome by January 31, 2020.