Showing posts from October, 2022

Celebrating LMA 2022: Nov 27, 3pm

To watch a recording of the 2022 Celebrating Louisa May Alcott event, please click here  . --- Join us for a very special online celebration of the birthday and career of Louisa May Alcott! Celebrating Louisa May Alcott Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, 12:00n Pacific Via Zoom at   This year’s event will feature talks from our very special guests, Julia Dabbs, the author of   May Alcott Nieriker, Author and Advocate , and Samantha Seiple, the author   Louisa on the Front Lines . There will also be lively discussion, socializing, and reconnecting.     Please see the flyer for the event below, which you may share want to share on social media or related listservs or with anyone who might want to join us! It should be a fun event.

Call for Papers: Alcott at American Literature Association [Proposals due Jan 15, 2023]

The Louisa May Alcott Society is sponsoring two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.   Session 1: Working for 150 Years: An Anniversary Panel on Alcott’s   Work   2023 marks one hundred fifty years since the release of Louisa May Alcott’s   Work: A Story of Experience.   Published by Roberts Brothers in 1873, Alcott’s novel depicting Christie Devon’s exploration of independence, labor, love, and community over the course of her adult life has long resonated with readers as one of Alcott’s most honest and complex narratives. Despite the novel’s esteem among scholars and Alcott aficionados, it has remained in the shadows of Alcott’s better-known children’s literature like   Little Women.   This panel brings   Work   into the spotlight, considering its role in Alcott’s career, the development of critical Alcott studies, and the portrayal of nineteenth-cen