Laura Skandera Trombley’s Trouble Begins Lecture Now Available

…with Mark Twain,” will be presented by Dr. Laura Skandera Trombley, incoming president of Southwestern University in Texas. According to Trombley, “I was about to trek into the desert to…

Register for the Next Hartford Mark Twain Virtual Lecture

Trombley and Dr. Ann Ryan discuss Mark Twain & Critical Race Theory. Laura Skandera Trombley and Ann Ryan explore Mark Twain’s writing as just one example of how thoroughly American…

Quarry Farm Redux (A Quarry Farm Testimonial)

…Twain scholars, teachers, and fellows. Applications for Quarry Farm Fellowships are due each Winter. Find more information here. Laura Skandera-Trombley Laura Skandera Trombley, in addition to being the forthcoming president of…

Spring Virtual ‘Trouble Begins’ Continues May 27

…the public on marktwainstudies.org. “I Wept” Illustration from The Innocents Abroad, Chpt. 50 The lecture, “Riding with Mark Twain,” will be presented by Dr. Laura Skandera Trombley, incoming president of…

“Mark Twain & Libation”: A Talk By The 2017 Louis J. Budd Award Winner

On Saturday, August 5th, the Mark Twain Circle presented the Louis J. Budd Award to Laura Skandera Trombley at the 8th International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies,…

CMTS Announces the Spring “Trouble Begins” Lectures Line Up

…2020 Civil War Lecture Series. Wednesday, May 27 “Riding with Mark Twain” Laura Skandera Trombley, Southwestern University “I Wept” Illustration from The Innocents Abroad, Chpt.50 I was about to trek into…

Quarry Farm Testimonials

…a book project entitled Savage Laughter: Nineteenth-Century American Humor and the Pacific, 1840-1880. Todd Nathan Thompson’s Quarry Farm testimonial can be found HERE. Laura Skandera Trombley “Quarry Farm Redux” Laura Skandera…

The Trouble Begins Archives

…Poetry” (May 13, 2020 – Online) Lecture Images Shirley Samuels, “Witnessing the Civil War: In Elmira with Mark Twain” (May 20, 2020 – Online) Laura Skandera Trombley, “Riding with Mark…

A Mark Twain Studies Primer

…well as her own fresh perspective.   Mark Twain in the Company of Women (1994) by Laura Skandera-Trombley While critical debates about gender in Twain’s life and work haven’t the…