Brook Thomas discusses the myths of Reconstruction on new episode of The American Vandal.
Sam and Olivia Clemens’ idyllic early years of marital happiness were shattered with the loss of their first child, Langdon, to diphtheria. Only one hundred years ago, even in the world’s wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers—of diarrhea, diphtheria and measles, of scarlet fever and meningitis. Culture was shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, poets and writers wrote about and lamented them.The near-conquest of infant and […]
Staff gathers to discuss the past and future of Quarry Farm and CMTS.
CMTS is now accepting applications for 2022 Fellowships!
Bonus Episode of The American Vandal Podcast re-releases the episode on Mark Twain in Elmira we did with C19 in 2019.
CFP deadline is March 1, 2021.
In homage to the season, we dedicate an episode to Mark Twain’s 1875 letter to his daughter, in which he impersonates the “jolly old elf.”
James McBride’s 2013 novel, Good Lord Bird, was ubiquitously compared to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This episode features discussion of the recent Showtime miniseries adaptation.
Virtual event takes place today (12/9) at 5:30pm.
Comedy scholars discuss the recent work of stand-up comic Dave Chappelle on The American Vandal Podcast, from the Center for Mark Twain Studies.