Dear colleagues,

I’m sorry to learn that the Clemens Conference has been cancelled, but hope that a few folks on this list will find consolation in the CFP here.

The Mark Twain Circle invites papers to be presented at the 2025 MLA Convention  in New Orleans, January 9-12, 2025.

Papers may address any topic related to Mark Twain, his life, and his writings. The Circle particularly invites proposals from graduate students and early-career scholars and topics grounded in contemporary approaches and concerns—what we might classify as “Not Your Granddaddy’s Mark Twain”—but all relevant proposals are welcome.

Abstracts of 350-500 words should be sent to Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), by March 15, 2024.

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For information on the convention and its presidential theme, see <>.

Judith Yaross Lee, Ph.D. (she/her)
Distinguished Professor Emerita

School of Communication Studies • Ohio University  • Schoonover Center 400  • Athens, OH 45701
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My newest book: Seeing Mad: Essays on Mad Magazine’s Humor and Legacy (University of Missouri Press, October 2020)