Cindy Lovell discusses the long career of Henry Sweets at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal.
A group of forty-six K-12 teachers, librarians, and other educators gathered in Elmira this week for the 2019 Summer Teachers Institute to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by using Mark Twain’s life and work with students from “Generation Z.” The Institute was led by Dr. Jocelyn Chadwick, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recent President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and author […]
A repository of links related to the 2019 Summer Teachers Institute.
The Mark Twain Circular is a newsletter published by the Mark Twain Circle which has been in continuous publication since 1987, offering anywhere from two to twelve issues a year. The new editor of the Circular, James W. Leonard (The Citadel), has digitized the back issues, creating a valuable resource for Twain scholars and aficionados, new and old. The Circular features updates on the activities and projects of the Mark […]
In tribute to Mad Magazine, Barbara Schmidt discusses their 1959 parody of an Old Crow advertisement featuring Mark Twain at Klapproth’s Tavern in Elmira.
This commonly misattributed aphorism has its origins in memoirs, Westerns, and the Peace Corps.
Carl Dolmetsch passed away earlier this month. He left an indelible impression on Twain Studies.
Dwayne Eutsey considers the “rhyme of history” between 1884, when Mark Twain became a “mugwump,” and 2020.
Shelley Fisher Fishkin honored for her contributions to Transnational American Studies.
Caretaker Steve Webb reflects on the changing of the guard at Quarry Farm.