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Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
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Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:34:00 +0000
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I would like to attend the conference. What do I need to do for me to be able to do that? - B. Clay Shannon

      From: Joseph Lemak <[log in to unmask]>
 To: [log in to unmask] 
 Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:11 AM
 Subject: Deadline for Elmira 2017 is Monday 6 February 2017

*8th International State of Mark Twain Studies Conference*

*=E2=80=9CThe Assault of Laughter=E2=80=9D*

*Elmira College*

*Elmira, NY*

*3-6 August 2017*

Established in 1989, the Elmira College =E2=80=9CInternational State of Mar=
k Twain
Studies=E2=80=9D conference is the oldest and largest academic gathering de=
voted to
all things Twain.  The 8th quadrennial conference, centered around the
theme, =E2=80=9CThe Assault of Laughter,=E2=80=9D will take place 3-6 Augus=
t 2017.  We
invite papers on any aspect of Mark Twain=E2=80=99s work and legacy, but ha=
ve a
particular interest in the topics listed below:

MT and Satire

MT: Insult and Invective

MT and Politics=E2=80=94Then and Now

MT as Cultural Icon: Use and Abuse

MT and Home

MT and the Art of Irreverence

MT and Gender

MT: Friends and Enemies

MT and Talk

MT and Grief

MT, Correspondent: Public and Private

MT and Immigration

MT and Violence

MT and Vernacular

MT and Public Discourse

MT and The Seduction of Laughter

MT and Political (In) Correctness

MT Visions and Revisions

MT and His Demons

MT and the Quaker City Cruise

MT and Economics

=E2=80=9CTwain=E2=80=99s End=E2=80=9D: Reassessments

MT and Education

MT in Theory

The State of MT Biography

MT and Realism

The complete *Autobiography*

Developed abstracts (700 words) should be sent as an electronic attachment
to *[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* by Monday 6 February
2017. Include a cover letter containing your contact information (name,
mailing address, etc.) in the body of the email.  Final papers must be
suitable for 20-minute presentation.  Proposals will be reviewed
anonymously by members of the conference planning committee.

Dr. Joseph Lemak
Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies
Elmira College
The Rose Office, Cowles Hall
(607) 735-1941

Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies