Quarry Farm Fellowships
Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2023
For complete Quarry Farm Fellowship information, visit MarkTwainStudies.org.
The Center for Mark Twain Studies (CMTS) offers ten Quarry Farm fellowships
for 2023 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 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.
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, visit MarkTwainStudies.org.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me
All my best,
*Joseph Lemak, PhD*
Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies
Assistant Professor of History
Rose Office, Cowles Hall
Elmira, New York 14901
O: (607) 735-1941
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