2020 American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, CA

The conference, scheduled for May 21-24, will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt  in San Diego, CA. Conference details and information about hotel reservations will be available through the web site of the American Literature Association.

Beth Alvarez will chair the session. The topic of the session will be “Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives.” This session invites papers on any topic that makes use of Porter’s correspondence digitized by the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project at the University of Maryland Libraries (

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Beth Alvarez at by December 1, 2019. Information about the Porter activities planned for the conference will be posted on the society’s Web site.

Past conferences

A list of papers presented at previous Katherine Anne Porter sessions is available here.