Where in the World is Louisa May Alcott? (CFP)

The Louisa May Alcott Society is looking for paper proposals for a session at the 2022 Annual Thoreau Gathering: Global Thoreau (July 6-10, 2022 in Concord, Mass.). We are interested in forming a panel on Alcott and her relationship to world cultures through her reading, travels and life experiences, writing, or influence.

Paper topics might focus on a global aspect of her transcendentalist or feminist thinking; her trips abroad in the 1860s and 1870s as well as the writing they produced; her representation of European, Asian, and Latin American scenes and figures; her ideas about immigration, race, ethnicity, or abolition in trans-national terms; her dialogue with or impact upon readers, writers, or political figures anywhere in the world. We welcome papers that connect their analysis to present-day issues and problems.  

This will be a peer-reviewed panel. Please send one-page proposals and short C.V.’s by December 13 to Gregory Eiselein (eiselei@ksu.edu). Decisions will be made by early January. Inquiries are welcome at any point. For more information, see the Thoreau Gathering website.

Word Versions of Thoreau Gathering 2022 CFPs

Word version of the "Where in the World is Louisa May Alcott?" Call for Papers.

Word version of the "Where in the World is Margaret Fuller?" Call for Papers.