Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2019

deadline for submissions: 
January 18, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
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New Directions in Rebecca Harding Davis Scholarship

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2019 in Boston, MA.


We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We welcome new readings of her most well-known work, “Life in the Iron-Mills,” as well as analyses of her numerous other neglected writings.


We encourage contributors to utilize some of the new resources that have become available on Davis, including the books Rebecca Harding Davis: A Life Among Writers by Sharon Harris (2018) and Stories for Boys, collected and edited by Robin Cadwallader (2018) as well as the Complete Digitized Works collection, which can be accessed at:


Please send a 200-250 word abstract to:

Sarah Gray ( and Aaron Rovan (