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Welcome to the Louisa May Alcott Society!

Formed in 2005, the Louisa May Alcott Society offers the opportunity for both scholars and friends to study and appreciate the life and works of Louisa May Alcott. An American Literature Association-allied organization, the LMA Society sponsors panels and other activities at its annual meetings. For information about other Alcott-focused entities, including Orchard House, the Concord museum and home of the Alcotts, the Facebook group dedicated to Alcott, and other resources, please visit " Helpful Links ." For information about the Society, please contact Society President Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu .   

Call for Papers for 2021 American Literature Association Conference

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The Louisa May Alcott Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held July 7-11, 2021, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.  Please send 300-word abstracts for either panel to Gregory Eiselein at   eiselei@ksu.edu . The deadline for proposals is February 12, 2021 . Early submissions welcome. Alcott and Adaptation For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience. We invite proposals for a panel on film adaptation

MLA 2022: CfP for Children's Lit Session

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Heidi Lawrence is planning a ChLA Session for the 2022 MLA Conference, which might interest Alcott scholars. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2021. Please send 400-500-word paper proposals and a 250-word bio to Heidi A. Lawrence,  Heidi.Lawrence@byu.edu  .