First, a rousing "looking good" for the new website.Second, a hearty second to Taylor's praise for Joe Lemak and his team's mighty efforts to make the Mark Twain and Youth Symposium a wonderful success on all fronts. The August 2017 gathering is in great hands.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:28 AM, Steve Hoffman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Takoma Park MD
On 10/11/2016 10:23 AM, Connie Ann Kirk wrote:
> Beautiful! Thank you for your work on this resource! ~Connie
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Joseph Lemak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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!
>> Take care,
>> Joe Lemak
>> 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