The lecture schedule for Elmira 2017: The Eighth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies is now available.
Over three days, participants of the conference will have access to twenty thematic paper sessions, consisting of sixty individual papers. In addition, participants can attend eight topic-focused panels, including:
- “The Assault of Laughter: A Roundtable” (Judith Yaross Lee, Chair)
- “The Place of Mark Twain in Digital Humanities Today” (Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Chair)
- “No Paine, No (Posthumous) Twain” (Terry Oggel, Chair)
- “Works in Progress at the Mark Twain Project: San Francisco Correspondence 1865-66” (Benjamin Griffin, Presenter)
- “The Hartford Mahogany Room: Restoring the Clemenses’ ‘Royal Chamber'” (Tracy Brindle, Chair)
- “Twain’s Joan of Arc” (Paula Harrington, Chair)
- “The Innocents Abroad: A Virtual Tour” (Kevin MacDonnell, Presenter)
- “Adapting Twain’s Short Works for the Stage: David Carkeet and the Mark Twain Players”
Additionally, Adam and Aaron Nee will screen their movie “Band of Robbers” with a Q & A to follow.
Finally, Ben Tarnoff, the author of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature (Penguin, 2014) will deliver a keynote speech entitled “Vulgarity from Below Versus Vulgarity from Above: Twain in the Age of Trump”
Please join us for three full days of everything Twain!