CFP: Mark Twain Circle Panel at 2024 MLA in Philadelphia, PA (January 4-7, 2023)

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Call for Papers:  Celebrating Mark Twain

The Mark Twain Circle invites 250-350 word proposals for 20-minute presentations at the 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia (January 4-7, 2024). 

Topics may address any theme or work(s) in Mark Twain’s long life and career, but papers responding to the convention theme, “Celebration: Joy and Sorrow,” are particularly welcome, considering how it echoes the clincher of “A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It” (1874): “Oh, no, Misto C—, I hain’t had no trouble. An’ no joy!” 

Panelists should be members of the Circle at the time of the convention; details at <>. 

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2023, to Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University, [email protected]