The Innocents Abroad: Mark Twain’s Seminal Narrative

…Great Popular Movement (2002) and co-editor of Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader (2009). He has published articles on Mark Twain, humor, and travel writing in Studies in American Humor, South Atlantic Review, Studies…

The Innocents Abroad: Mark Twain’s Seminal Narrative

…co-editor of Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader (2009). He has published articles on Mark Twain, humor, and travel writing in Studies in American Humor, South Atlantic Review, Studies in Travel Writing, and

“And that has made all the difference.”: Scaffolding Mark Twain’s Poetry

…is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” His poem, “Genius,” inverts that thesis, suggesting that the refusal to face life’s journeys may doom one to prejudice, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, and misanthropy….

2021 CMTS Lectures Recap

…M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.  “Mark Twain’s Roadshow: Travels, Travails, and the Inspirations of a Literary Giant” Laura DeMarco, Independent Scholar https://youtu.be/zeVa0QAmgps “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry,

CMTS Announces the 2021 Spring Trouble Begins Lecture Series

…is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts,” Mark Twain wrote in 1869. Few writers saw more of America, or…

Spring “Trouble Begins” Lecture Series Begins May 5

…Inspirations of a Literary Giant,” presented by Laura DeMarco.  The lecture is free and will be available to the public on marktwainstudies.org. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,…

First talk of the Spring “Trouble Begins” Lecture Series Now Available!

…a Literary Giant,” presented by Laura DeMarco. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVa0QAmgps “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts,” Mark Twain wrote…

Mark Twain’s Time In Hawai’i (Mark Twain Studies Resource Page)

…of his lecture. Clemens as Mark Twain in his Hawai‘i letters reinvents the travel letter by merging the antebellum comic tradition of mock travel letters, exemplified by Seba Smith’s Major…