Dear Twain Community,
I am proud to announce that the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain
Studies has a new official website. The focus of the website is everything
and anything related to the study of Mark Twain, his literature, his times,
his family, his associates, and his reception.
The address is www.marktwainstudies.org
The editor-in-chief of the website is Dr. Matthew Seybold, Assistant
Professor of American Literature and Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College.
He will be writing a blog which will give you CMTS announcements of
lectures, new archival acquisitions, conference/symposium updates, and
anything else Twain-related.
While just in its nascent stages, the website will eventually contain
almost all of the material from the Elmira College Mark Twain Archives
digital form, including the Quarry Farm Mark Twain marginalia, all historic
photographs, and all of our various archival collections. We want this to
become a useful tool for both researchers and teachers of Mark Twain
One of our most exciting projects is a virtual tour of Quarry Farm. We
have some 360 degree images of Quarry Farm currently up, but hope to have
the entire historic complex available to you in the near future.
Finally, the website will contain past audio lectures of "The Trouble
Begins at Eight" lecture series (some dating back to the early 1980's),
past conference and symposium programs, teaching resources for the
classroom, and "fictional" updates about Quarry Farm residents from Steve
Webb, the Quarry Farm Caretaker, just to name a few of the things to come.
The CMTS website strives to be a communal place for all Twain scholars and
teachers. If you ever want to make an announcement about anything Twain
occuring in your community, if you want to promote your book, if you want
to announce a lecture or special event at your school, please let us know
and we would be more than happy to post it on the website.
Please bookmark www.marktwainstudies.org and let us know what you think!
Dr. Joseph Lemak
Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies
The Rose Office, Cowles Hall
Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies