Center for Mark Twain Studies to Host International Conference

July 19 2017
Category: Twain

International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

Next month, Mark Twain scholars from around the world will gather at Elmira College for The Eighth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies from August 3 to 5.

The conference, hosted by the Center for Mark Twain Studies, will feature more than 50 scholarly papers, presentations, and discussions that reflect the depth and variety of research associated with Twain Studies.

Some of the conference highlights include a keynote speech by Ben Tarnoff, author of “The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature,” and a screening of “Band of Robbers” with directors and brothers, Aaron and Adam Nee. The weekend also includes visits to Quarry Farm, Woodlawn Cemetery, and the Chemung County Historical Society.

“To help assure that the proud tradition of Twain Studies continues into the next generation and beyond, the Center for Mark Twain Studies and this Quadrennial Conference will focus not only on continued support of many of the most recognizable Twain scholars from around the world, but also promoting rigorous Twain scholarship from emerging, independent, and interdisciplinary scholars,” said Dr. Joseph Lemak, director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies.

“We hope this conference reflects not only the breadth and quality of the current field, but also its ever-growing potential.”

Click here to learn more about the conference.