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EDITOR'S COMMENT Dr. Darryl Baskin, Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm at Elmira College, has written to remind our readers that the Center is available for conferences, colloquia, and other events that foster the study of Mark Twain and his world. The Center was established in 1983 on the location where Twain wrote Roughing It, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Life on the Mississippi, and the first half of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The site for the center was given to Elmira College by Jervis Langdon, grand nephew of Samuel Clemens, and it contains a small conference center, a Victorian house, and a library of Twain materials. For additional information, please contact Dr. Baskin at The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, Quarry Farm, Elmira College, Elmira, New York 14901. The eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held in Houston, Texas on March 18-22, 1987. Papers and section chairs are sought in American and English Literature, national literatures, interdisciplinary studies, cinema and television, the fine arts, children's literature, and teaching methods. All aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature and film will be considered. Please contact Dr. Marshall Tymn, 721 Cornell, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. Siena College is planning a conference on the fiftieth anniversary of World War II to be held June 4-5, 1987. The focus for 1987 will be 1937 and will feature multidisciplinary papers on Fascism and Naziism, Ethiopia, Spain, as well as literature, art, film, history, popular culture, and other studies dealing with the era. Inquiries should be directed to Thomas O. Kelly, II, Head, Department of History, Siena College, Loudonville, New York 12211. Essays in Literature is soliciting manuscripts for a book entitled Since Flannery O'Connor: Essays on the Contemporary American Short Story, to be focused on works of the past thirty years. Essays on individual stories as well as on a writer's canon, on traditions of the American story, theories of the short story, an assessment of the story as a form, and the status of the story today are welcome. Address letters to Charles W. Mayer, Essays in Literature, Department of English, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois 61455. Modem Fiction Studies is soliciting essays for a number of special issues, including sports fiction (for spring, 1987) and narrative theory (for fall, 1987). Address correspondence to the managing editor, Brooke Horvath, Department of English, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. J.N. ...


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