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Joseph Lemak <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 Oct 2023 11:02:11 -0400
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Dear Mark Twain Forum Members,

This is a friendly reminder that the application deadline for the 2024
Quarry Farm Fellowships is Thursday, November 30, 2023.

All information about the Quarry Farm Fellowship Program can be found at

The Center for Mark Twain Studies offers eleven residencies in 2024 at
Quarry Farm to any scholar, writer, or artist working in the field of Mark
Twain Studies at any career stage, giving fellows the opportunity to work
on academic and creative projects at Quarry Farm.

Reflecting the mission of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as envisioned
by the Langdon family at the time of gift to Elmira College in 1983, the
Quarry Farm Fellowship Program fosters and supports scholarship and
creative works related to Mark Twain, including, but not limited to, his
literature, life, family, associations, influences, reception, and
significance.  The fellowship selection process aims to assist scholars,
writers, and artists in producing works of highest distinction and
cultivating a diverse community across backgrounds, specializations, and

Mark Twain was interested in a myriad of different subjects.  The Quarry
Farm Fellowship Program reflects Twain's insatiable curiosity.  Not only
are scholars in the field of literature and history encouraged to apply,
but applicants from any academic or creative field are eligible for

As one of the most important literary landmarks in American history, Quarry
Farm is a cultural humanities site, a building whose sole purpose is to
provide inspiration and resources to scholars, writers, and artists working
in the field of Mark Twain Studies.  Quarry Farm Fellows have access to
twenty-first century workspaces, a nearly complete Mark Twain Studies
reference collection on the premises, including the complete Oxford Mark
Twain facsimile edition and Mark Twain Project publications as well as
up-to-date secondary and reference works dedicated to Mark Twain Studies,
while at the same time being surrounded by nineteenth century books,
furniture, textiles, and painting, almost all of which were present during
Twain’s time at Quarry Farm.  Furthermore, Quarry Farm Fellows have access
to one of the best collections of secondary scholarly material dedicated to
Mark Twain Studies shelved on the premises.

Eleven two-week Quarry Farm Fellowships will be offered in 2024,
including housing at Quarry Farm and a $1000 honorarium.  At least three
fellowships will be reserved for graduate students, contingent faculty,
independent scholars, and faculty three or fewer years removed from
completion of their PhD.  At least one fellowship will be reserved for
creative writers.  At least one fellowship will be reserved for creative
visual artists.

All information about the Quarry Farm Fellowship program can be found at

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Take care,
Joe Lemak

*Joseph Lemak, PhD*
Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies
Assistant Professor of History

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