A Lecture on Twain’s Friendship with Henry Morton Stanley Concludes the 2022 Trouble Begins Series

Judith Yaross Lee (Ohio University) will discuss Mark Twain’s visit to England in 1872 and his friendship with the famous explorer

Welcome the 2022 Class of Quarry Fellows!

Fellows will have an extended stay at Quarry Farm where they will work on academic and creative projects

2020 Quarry Farm Symposium is Subject of Most Recent Episode of The American Vandal

Judith Yaross Lee, author of “American Humor & Matters of Empire,” discusses the 2020 Quarry Farm Symposium and the history of American Humor Studies on The American Vandal.

Judith Yaross Lee to Conclude the Fall 2016 “Trouble Begins at Eight” Series

Samuel L. Clemens pioneered a modern understanding of the new information economy emerging in the U.S. in the years after the Civil War because he understood and marketed Mark Twain as a brand-name comic commodity. Judith Yaross Lee explains how Clemens managed the Mark Twain brand by extending it to some activities, excluding it from others, and exploiting its modern conception of the self in his public performances.   Judith […]