Could you please send this posting to members of the Mark Twain Forum? Thank you for your help. Mark Twain and the Marketplace The Mark Twain Circle is sponsoring a panel on Mark Twain and the Marketplace for the 2003 M.L.A. conference. Panelists may reflect upon any aspect of Twain's history with and responses to the marketplace: his turbulent career as an investor, his critique of wealth and capitalism, his own identity which became both commodity and capital, and the extent to which Mark Twain's life and work continue to have literal and figurative currency. Panelists may also wish to consider the extent to which economic agendas or interests inform Twain's creative process and/or the content of his work. Please submit a brief abstract with a paper title to Ann M. Ryan, Le Moyne College at [log in to unmask] by March 31, 2003.