Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Welcome to the Louisa May Alcott Society!

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Please join us for two panels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association, held at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA: May 24-27, 2018

Panel 1: Roundtable Discussion on “The Newness of Little Women

Moderators: Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips, Kansas State University

“‘New Friendship Flourished Like Grass in Spring’: The Newness of Friendship in
Little Women,” Sarah Wadsworth, Marquette University

“Still March-ing: How Rap Music Brought an Age-Old Story to a New Generation,”
Lindsay Taylor, Independent Scholar

"Little Women Revisited: Alcott and New Media,” Krissie West, University of
Reading, UK

“The Newness of Little Women and the Ephemeral Horror Mash-Up,” Marlowe Daly-
Galeano, Lewis-Clark State College

“Girl Power: A Look at Recent Little Women Adaptations,” Elise Hooper, Independent Scholar

Panel 2: Alcott in the Classroom

Chair: Christine Doyle, Central Connecticut State University

“Louisa May Alcott, Major Author,” Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University

“‘Thirteen Ways of Looking’:  Alcott’s Eight Cousins in the Collegiate Classroom,” Anne K. Phillips, Kansas State University

“Money Matters:  Bridging the Gap Between Alcott’s Romanticism and Realism in the
Classroom,” Monika Elbert, Montclair State University

Photos from our panels at the 2017 ALA conference in Boston

left to right: Sandy Petrulionis, Anne Phillips, Mark Gallagher, Tracey Cummings

 left to right: Mischa Renfroe, Katie Waddell, Arielle Zibrak, Jane Rose, Melissa Pennell, Sarah Grey

left to right: society members pose after the annual business meeting

Below are photos of society members and guests in May 2015, celebrating our tenth anniversary as an author society!

Our host for this event was none other than Louisa May herself, who graciously welcomed us to her home and lawn at Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts!

Free books! Donated by our members, Miriam Reed and Mary De Jong