CFP: Stephen Crane Panels at ALA 2014 (Deadline: 1.10.2014)

Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society
ALA 2014

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 22-25 May 2014. 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

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 10, 2014, to the program chair:

Paul Sorrentino

For further information, please consult the ALA website at or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Texas A & M University at with specific questions.


About Donna Campbell

Professor of English, Washington State University. Late nineteenth- and early 20th-century Americanist and digital humanities. and
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