On April 29, 1871 Mark Twain tried to stop the public execution of “The Genius Killer”
We start our new series with an accusation of plagiarism against Mark Twain
The NYSPSA 2021 Annual Conference is interested in political aspects of Twain’s writing and women in politics
The fall portion of the 2020-2021 The Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies concludes with a presentation by Dr. Matthew Seybold, assistant professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. During the mid-1860s, Mark Twain waged a prolonged and inflammatory media war against the San Francisco Police. By some accounts his campaign led directly to the replacement of the SFPD’s longtime Commissioner, as […]
Event is free and open to the public! Festivities start on November 6 at 8pm.
The fall portion of the 2020-2021 The Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies continues with an interview with author Susan K. Harris about her new book Mark Twain, The World, and Me. The interview can be found HERE. In Mark Twain, the World, and Me: “Following the Equator,” Then and Now, Susan K. Harris follows Twain’s last lecture tour as he wound his way through the British Empire […]
Join the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. for a night of thoughtful hilarity with special guest John Hodgman! Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor best known for his time on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, This American Life, HBO’s Bored to Death, and the “Mac vs. PC” series of ads for Apple computers (he was the PC). He is the NYT-bestselling author of five books of humor, including the […]
Avery Blankenship (Northeastern University) discusses Twain and newspaper circulation