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Elmira 2001: 

The Fourth International Conference

On the State of Mark Twain Studies

August 16 - 18, 2001

Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

Schedule of Events


8:30 - 5:00 P.M.           REGISTRATION - Gannett-Tripp Library

10:00 - 11:30 A.M.     Opening Panel: Mark Twain and the Body 

                                    Panel Chair - Peter Stoneley, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

1:00 - 2:30 P.M.         Panel: Mark Twain in Pieces 

                                  Panel Chair - Peter Messent, University of Nottingham, U.K.

2:30 - 4:00 P.M.         Panel: Mark Twain: Friends and Enemies 

                                Panel Chair - Lawrence Berkove, University of Michigan-Dearborn

4:30-6:30 P.M         Mark Twain Movie Poster Exhibit

                               from the Collection of Nick Karanovich

7:00 P.M.             Opening Night Welcome Banquet


8:30 - 10:00 A.M.     Panel: Mark Twain: Narrative Strategies 

                               Panel Chair - John Bird, Winthrop University

10:15 - 11:45 A.M.     Concurrent Sessions: 

                                Session #1: Wandering Mark Twain 

                                Panel Chair - Shelley Fisher Fishkin, University of Texas, Austin

                                Session #2: Physical Mark Twain 

                                Panel Chair - Miriam Shillingsburg, Indiana University South Bend

1:00 - 2:30 P.M.         Panel: Mark Twain and the Nation 

                              Panel Chair - Henry Wonham, University of Oregon

2:45 - 3:45 P.M.     Discussion Groups:

                            Teaching The Prince and the Pauper

                            Discussion Leader - Linda Morris, University of California, Davis

                            Teaching The Gilded Age

                            Discussion Leader - Wesley Britton, Harrisburg Area Community College

                            Teaching Roughing It

                            Discussion Leader - Jeffrey Steinbrink, Franklin and Marshall College

                            Teaching the Censored Twain

                            Discussion Leader - Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua, Harvard University

                            Teaching the Extreme Twain

                            Discussion Leader - Alan Gribben, Auburn University at Montgomery

                            Teaching the Illustrated Twain

                            Discussion Leader - Beverly David, Western Michigan University

4:00 - 5:30 P.M.    Panel: Mark Twain and Status 

                            Panel Chair: Horst H. Kruse, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

8:15 P.M.             A Preview of Excerpts from the Ken Burns' film Mark Twain 

Saturday, August 18, 2001

8:30 - 10:00 A.M.     Panel: Mark Twain: 1900-1910 

                                Panel Chair - Laura Skandera-Trombley, Coe College

10:15 - 11:45 A.M.     Panel: Mark Twain and Visual Representations

                                   Panel Chair - Bruce Michelson, University of Illinois

11:30 - 1:00 P.M.     Luncheon with the Directors - Campus Center Dining Hall

                                Gretchen E. Sharlow, Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies

                                John V. Boyer, Executive Director of the Mark Twain House

                                Robert H. Hirst, General Editor, Mark Twain Project, Bancroft Library

                                John Huffmann, Historic Site Administrator of the Mark Twain Birthplace State                                                                     Historic Site

                                William H. Loos, Curator of Rare Book Room Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

                                Henry H. Sweets, Director of the Boyhood Home Foundation

1:30 - 2:30 P.M.     Concurrent Session:

                               Session #3: Associating with Mark Twain 

                               Panel Chair - Michael J. Kiskis, Elmira College

                                Session #4: Questioning Mark Twain 

                                Panel Chair - Victor Doyno, State University of New York at Buffalo

                                Session #5: Patriotic Mark Twain 

                                Panel Chair - W. Carey McWilliams, Rutgers University

2:45 - 4:15 P.M.     Panel: Mark Twain at His Funniest 

                              Panel Chair - Joseph McCullough, University of Nevada Las Vegas

4:30 - 5:30 P.M.     The Future of Mark Twain Studies: A Round Table Discussion - 

                                Discussion Leader - Susan K. Harris, Pennsylvania State University 

                                                                                            at University Park

                                Victor A. Doyno, State University of New York at Buffalo

                                Shelley Fisher Fishkin, University of Texas, Austin

                                Thomas V. Quirk, University of Missouri-Columbia

                                Gregg Camfield, University of the Pacific

6:30 P.M.                 Celebration in honor of Louis J. Budd's Birthday 

Those attending Elmira 2001 will enjoy additional social interludes and special events.  For addional information for the cost and the registration form visit our web site: