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"MIchael J. Kiskis" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 8 Jan 2004 10:07:06 -0800
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Spend Two Weeks with Mark Twain - July 19-30, 2004

Elmira College announces the 2004 Summer Mark Twain Teachers Institute.

Sponsored by the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies and the Elmira
College Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies, the institute
is under the direction of Michael J. Kiskis, Professor of American
Literature, Elmira College.  Visiting faculty include accomplished Mark
Twain scholars Victor A. Doyno, Professor of English, SUNY Buffalo, Kerry
Driscoll, Professor of English, St. Joseph's College, and Laura E. Skandera
Trombley, President, Pitzer College.

Participants will come away with resources both practical and theoretical to
enhance their understanding of Mark Twain within the context of American
literary culture.  The primary focus of the two-week seminar is on
strategies for teaching Mark Twain.  One week will focus on Twain's major
novels; the second will focus on travel writings, essays, short fiction, and
auto/biography.  Participants will be eligible to earn 3 graduate credits
through Elmira College's graduate program.

When?   July 19 - 30, 2004

Seminar meetings will be held at Quarry Farm, on East Hill overlooking the
city of Elmira, NY.  Quarry Farm was the summer home of the Langdon family
and became the home of Olivia Langdon Clemens' sister and brother-in-law,
Susan and Theodore Crane.  Participants will stay on the Elmira College

Cost?  $2000, which includes opening reception, graduate tuition, room and
board from July 18 - 30, 2004.  Lunches will be provided at Quarry Farm.

Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

Information and registration materials can be requested by contacting Elmira
College's Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies.  Phone
800-354-4720 or 607-735-1825; fax 607-735-1150; email [log in to unmask]
You may also contact Dr. Michael J. Kiskis, Institute Director:  phone
607-735-1827; email [log in to unmask]  Website addresses;