Stephen Crane Society Panels at ALA 2020

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Crane Society
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society. ALA 2020

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. 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 VioletActive 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, 2020, to the program chair: 

Paul Sorrentino


For more information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at If you have questions about the conference, contact the Conference Director, Professor Leslie Petty, at If you have questions about ALA, contact the Executive Director of ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen, at