“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 Forum Reviews: Twain at Sea, edited by Eric Paul Roorda

…of his major travel books. More general accounts of his travels and travel writings form an entire genre. A representative sampling of the latter are Charles Neider’s Travels of Mark…

150 Years of Innocents Abroad: The American Vandal in Venice

…by Twain scholars who have done extensive research and writing about the travel book and the voyage it describes. “Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen…

Center for Mark Twain Studies Offers Travel Grant for “Humor in America 2018” in Chicago

…is offering a $500 grant to support travel and registration for a graduate student or emerging scholar presenting at the conference. The award will be distributed to eligible participants selected…