The Mark Twain Circle of America will sponsor two panels at the annual
American Literature Association conference, which will be held 25-28 May
2017, at Boston’s Westin Copley Place Hotel.
Please send a 1 page abstract to Circle president Kerry Driscoll (
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or before 7 January 2017.
*Panel 1. Mark Twain and Immigration*
Papers are invited examining Twain’s representation of national and
cultural borders (as well as more
abstract conceptual boundaries) and the various individuals crossing
them—from Chinese immigrants
in the Western U.S. and the Quaker City “pilgrims” in Palestine to the
dynamic of ethnic imposture
(Irish immigrants masquerading as “Indians” in “A Day at Niagara” and as
Chinese in “John Chinaman
in New York,” etc.)
*Panel 2. Open Topic—New Directions in Mark Twain Studies*
Papers are invited on any aspect of Twain’s work and legacy.
President, Mark Twain Circle
Professor of English
University of St. Joseph
West Hartford, CT 06117