Mark Twain Forum Reviews: “Gravity: Selected Letters of Olivia Langdon Clemens”

Kevin Mac Donnell gives a review of Barbara Snedecor’s new edition of Livy’s letters

Celebrate Mark Twain’s Birthday With A Conversation About His Wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens

The final event of the 2023 Fall Trouble Begins Series takes place on Thursday, October 30 at 7pm in Cowles Hall, Elmira College Campus

CMTS Announces the 2023 Fall Trouble Begins Lineup

All CMTS lectures are open the public at no cost. We hope to see you at the talks!

CMTS’ Own, Barbara Snedecor, To Present at Next Park Church Lecture

The 2018 Park Church Lecture Series, hosted by the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, begins Wednesday, June 20 in the historic and cultural landmark, The Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street, Elmira.  The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public. “’…there is only one thing of real importance…’: The Letters of Olivia Langdon Clemens” Barbara Snedecor, Elmira College Olivia Langdon Clemens The letters […]

2018 Park Church Summer Lectures

The 2018 Park Church Summer Lecture Series Previous “Park Church” and “Trouble Begins” lectures can be found and downloaded in the “Trouble Begins” Archives” or by clicking here. Wednesday, June 13 at the Park Church 7 p.m. “Fingerprints and Microbe Time: Mark Twain and Scientific Skepticism” James W. Leonard, The Citadel It is well known that Twain took contemporary social, political, and particularly racial beliefs to task through an incisive […]

Barbara Snedecor Receives the Henry Nash Smith Award

The Henry Nash Smith Award is given to a Twain scholar who has demonstrated exemplary service to the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  During Elmira 2017: The Eighth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies, the Henry Nash Smith Award was given to Dr. Barbara Snedecor. Dr. Snedecor earned her PhD while working full-time at Elmira College as a Writing Lecturer, Associate Director of the Writing Program, ESL […]