Stephen Crane Panels (ALA 2017)

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Crane Society
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society Panels at ALA 2017

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, on May 25-28, 2017. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions

  • Crane’s depiction of war
  • Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
  • Crane’s depiction of the city
  • Crane’s poetry
  • Crane’s journalism
  • the Sullivan County tales and sketches
  • the Western stories
  • the Whilomville stories
  • one of Crane’s lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O’Ruddy)
  • Crane’s depiction of women
  • Crane’s relationship with other writers, e. g., Garland, Howells, Conrad, or Frederic
  • Crane’s influence on later writers

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

You may also propose a roundtable discussion on, say, teaching Crane’s short stories.

Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 15, 2017, to the program chair:


Paul Sorrentino


For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at If you have specific questions about ALA, contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield of Georgia Southern University at