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Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:48:19 -0500
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Dear Members of the Mark Twain Forum,

The application deadline for the 2022 Quarry Farm Fellowships is Tuesday,
November 30.

The Center for Mark Twain Studies offers ten Quarry Farm fellowships for
2022 to any scholar working in the field of Mark Twain Studies at any
career stage, giving Fellows the opportunity to work on academic or
creative projects at Quarry Farm, the family home of Twain’s sister- and
brother-in-law, Susan and Theodore Crane. Twain and his family lived at
Quarry Farm for over twenty summers. During this time, in an octagonal
study located about one hundred yards from the main house, Mark Twain wrote
the majority of *The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn*, *A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court*, and many other major
works. Fellows are consistently struck by the beauty and quiet of the home
and its surroundings, an environment inspiring in its own right and
especially conducive to writing and research.

Reflecting the mission of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, Quarry Farm
Fellowships foster and support scholarship and creative works related to
Mark Twain, including, but not limited to, his literature, life, family,
associations, influences, reception, and significance. The Center defines
Mark Twain Studies in the broadest sense of the word.  The fellowship
selection process aims to assist scholars and artists in producing work of
highest distinction and cultivate a diverse community of scholars across
backgrounds, specializations, and ranks.  Three fellowship slots have been
reserved for graduate students and scholars with recently minted Ph.Ds.

Mark Twain was interested in a myriad of different subjects. The Quarry
Farm Fellowships reflect 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
fellowships. While projects focusing on a critical analysis of Twain’s
literary corpus are common, projects emerging from cultural studies, media
studies, gender studies, environmental science, political science,
economics, and the creative arts are also most welcome.

For more information, please use the following link:

For our list of testimonials from past Quarry Farm Fellows, including a
number of Mark Twain Forum members, please use the following link:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I hope you all have an enjoyable, restful Thanksgiving break,
Joe Lemak

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

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Elmira College
Elmira, New York 14901
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