A Mark Twain Studies Primer

…well as her own fresh perspective.   Mark Twain in the Company of Women (1994) by Laura Skandera-Trombley While critical debates about gender in Twain’s life and work haven’t the…

Livy Clemens & Mark Twain’s Moment of Enlightenment

…Beecher and Isabella Beecher Hooker who, as Laura Skandera-Trombley describes, “were dynamic, intelligent, unapologetic, as well as committed feminists – women who had rejected the purely domestic sphere in favor…

History

…and Kerry Driscoll, Saint Joseph University, the Symposium featured twelve scholarly papers and a Keynote Address by Laura Skandera Trombley, Pitzer College President and Mark Twain Scholar. August 1-3, 2013…

Contributors

…Gretchen Sharlow, CMTS Director Emerita, Elmira College Atsushi Sugimura, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tokyo Laura Skandera Trombley, President, University of Bridgeport Steve Webb, Quarry Farm Caretaker, Elmira College Nathaniel Williams,…

Over 75 Past Lectures Added to the “Trouble Begins Archive”

…“The Ethical Records of Twain and his Circle of Old West Journalists” (March 24, 1993 – Quarry Farm) Laura E. Skandera-Trombley, “Mark Twain’s Elmira Revisited: Through a Woman’s Eye” Shelley…

MARK TWAIN FORUM BOOK REVIEWS: “Mark Twain at The Gallows: Crime and Justice in His Western Writing” by Jarrod D. Roark

…victimizers–and Roark draws upon the familiar works on this topic by Susan K. Harris, Linda A. Morris, Ann M. Ryan, and Laura Skandera Trombley, among others. As Roark points out,…

Past Quadrennial Conferences and Symposia

…to the memory of Michael J. Kiskis. The gathering was organized by Kerry Driscoll and Ann Ryan. The keynote address, “Come Back to the Raft Ag’in, Michael Honey,” was given by Laura Skandera Trombley….