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 (email@example.com). Decisions will be made by early January. Inquiries are welcome at any point. For more information, see the Thoreau Gathering website.