New Issues of The Mark Twain Annual and the Mark Twain Circular Published

The Mark Twain Annual, 2014, Volume 12, and The Mark Twain Circular, Fall 2014, have now been published. Members of the Mark Twain Circle will receive a copy of the journal in the mail and the newsletter by email. If you would like to receive these excellent publications, join the Mark Twain Circle today.

Call For Papers 2015 Mark Twain Conference, Hannibal, MO

See the call for papers link for information on the 2015 Mark Twain Conference in Hannibal, MO, July 2105. This is an excellent conference: in addition to stimulating papers on Mark Twain, attendees get the chance to experience all Hannibal has to offer. Highly recommended!

Article on Mark Twain Papers in Bancroftiana

The Fall 2013 issue of Bancroftiana, the newsletter of the Bancroft Library at the University of California–Berkeley, has an article by Victor Fischer on the Mark Twain Project’s editors at the Elmira 2013 Mark Twain Conference. Included is a picture of the four Mark Twain directors, a rare convergence. You will have to scroll to page 10, but you can read about Rube Goldberg on the way. Congratulations to Robert Hirst on his well-deserved award!

http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/bancroftiana/ucb/text/bancroftiana_143.pdf

Latest Mark Twain Annual Published

The 2013 volume of The Mark Twain Annual has been published. If you are a member of the Mark Twain Circle, you have probably already received your copy. If you are not a member, join now and you will receive one. This 11th issue is the last to be edited by Ann Ryan and the first published by Penn State University Press. The Mark Twain Circle thanks Ann for her excellent work on the past six issues, and we look forward to volume 12, to be edited by Chad Rohman.

Mark Twain’s Autobiography, Volume Two

The second volume of Mark Twain’s Autobiography has now been published by the University of California Press. The next part of a monumental book, and a monumental job of editing.

Jim’s Dilemma, by Sharon McCoy

Sharon McCoy recently posted part of her work in progress, in which she speaks in the voice of Jim to tell his story. Well worth reading, and we wait for more!

http://humorinamerica.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/jims-dilemma/

Videos: Why Do You Like the Mark Twain Elmira Conference?

A video in two parts, with Mark Twain scholars answering the question, “Why do you like the Mark Twain Elmira Conference?” A tribute to Barbara Snedecor and her staff at the Center For Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College, and some nice memories of the Seventh International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies, August 2013.

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uVuZEm8lys
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi19CuX4Yh8

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