Showing posts from December, 2020

Thoreau Society 2021 Fellowships

Our friends at the Thoreau Society have announced two fellowships for 2021 : The Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship (for scholars, teachers, artists, and enthusiasts), and the Thoreau County Conservation Alliance Graduate Student Fellowship. Descriptions and calls for each of the two fellowships may be found below. Please take a look!

Let Genius Burn: 2021 Podcast Series

Jamie Burgess and Jill Fuller are planning a podcast mini-series about Louisa May Alcott for 2021 to be called "Let Genius Burn." Each episode in the 8-part series will explore Louisa’s life through a different lens: Louisa as an activist, as a feminist, as a writer, as a celebrity, and more.  They are hoping to work with other LMA scholars to bring you new insights into her world and its relevance for the 21st century. If you're interested in contributing, you might contact  Jill Fuller .  For more about the podcast series itself, you can sign up for email updates at or follow them @letgeniusburn on Instagram and Facebook.  

Call for Papers: ALA Conference (May 2021)

The Louisa May Alcott Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 27-30, 2021, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.  Please send 300-word abstracts for either panel to Gregory Eiselein at . The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 15, 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 adap