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