Showing posts from October, 2023

Call for Papers: American Literature Association Conference (May 23-26, 2024)

The Louisa May Alcott Society is sponsoring three panels for the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, 2024, at The Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603. Session 1: Democracy and Gender in Alcott and Whitman This session aims to pull together critical reflections on Walt Whitman’s and Louisa May Alcott’s thinking about democracy. We are especially interested in comparative papers that explore the role of gender in theories of democracy—for instance, the ways Whitman links democracy to “manly love” in the Calamus cluster or the ways Alcott imagines a more inclusive society in terms of “a loving league of sisters” in Work . We also welcome proposals that consider examinations of Whitman’s and Alcott ideas about democracy in relation to race, queer and trans identities, and contemporary political thought and media. This session is co-sponsored by the Whitman Studies Association and the Louisa May Alcott Society. One-page pr

Celebrating Louisa May Alcott

To watch a video recording of the 2023  Celebrating Louisa May Alcott event, please click here . --- The Alcott Society is delighted to announce its Annual  Celebrating Louisa May Alcott birthday celebration, scheduled this year for Nov 26: Celebrating Louisa May Alcott Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, Noon Pacific Via Zoom at   This year’s event will feature a very special guest, Peyton Thomas, the Toronto-based journalist and author and host of the Jo’s Boys podcast. The event will include cutting-edge insights on Alcott as well as lively discussion, socializing, and reconnecting.  See you on the 26th!