2020 and 2021 American Literature Association Conferences

The 2020 conference, scheduled for May 21-24, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 conference will take place in May 2021 in Boston. MA. Conference details and information about hotel reservations will be available through the web site of the American Literature Association.

The session planned for the 2020 conference chaired by Beth Alvarez, “Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives,” will take place at the conference in Boston. The Society intends to sponsor a second session in May 2021.  This session, which will feature the winner of the first Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award, will be chaired by Jerry Findley and invites papers on any topic on Katherine Anne Porter.  

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Jerry Findley at by December 1, 2020. 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.