Alcott Society Announces Travel Grants Awards for 2024

It is with great pleasure that the Louisa May Alcott Society announces the winners of the 2024 Sarah Elbert Travel Grants:

  • Max Chapnick (Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in English at Boston University) to attend the Thoreau Society Gathering in July 2024 in Concord to present “Heiresses in Louisa May Alcott and Henry James” 
  • Roberta Pardi-Ol├íh (graduate student at University of Szeged) for travel to the ALA Conference in Chicago in May 2024 to present “Bronson Alcott’s Pedagogy and Its Representation in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men
  • Noelle Rudolf (graduate student at University of Louisiana at Lafayette) for travel to the Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque in February 2024 to present “Womanhood as Wifehood: The Perpetuation and Dissension of Louisa May Alcott” 

These grants, supported financially by the Society and its members and donors, are meant to encourage Alcott scholarship and to honor the career and memory of Sarah Elbert, a literary historian whose important research charted exciting new paths for Alcott scholarship.

With enthusiasm, the Society congratulates the winners of this amazing cohort of grant recipients, and we look forward to their exciting contributions to Alcott scholarship.