ALA 2019 Call for Papers

The Frank Norris Society will sponsor two sessions at the 30th American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA, on May 23-27, 2019

Session One: Frank Norris
Papers on any aspect of Frank Norris’s work or life will be considered.

Session Two: American Literary Naturalism
Broader treatments of American literary naturalism (whether directly related to Frank Norris or not) will be considered.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

Please email abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by January 15, 2019, to the program chair, Professor Eric Carl Link, at

For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at If you have specific questions, you may contact the conference director and Executive Coordinator of the ALA, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield of Georgia Southern University at or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen, at