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Founded in 2008 at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, the Kurt Vonnegut Society is a group of scholars, teachers, and readers dedicated to the academic study of Vonnegut, his life, and works.

In addition to providing scholarly resources and a forum for the exchange of information, we also plan two academic panels each year at the American Literature Association Conference, where we also hold our annual business meeting.

The next ALA Conference will be May 25-28, 2017 in Boston.

New Officers Elected at ALA!

The Vonnegut Society is pleased to announce the election of new officers at our business meeting at ALA 2016.  Here’s the slate:

  • President:  Nicole Lowman, University at Buffalo
  • Co-Vice Presidents:  Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno and Zachary Perdieu, Texas State University
  • Webmaster:  Susan Farrell

Susan Farrell and Greg Sumner discuss Vonnegut

As part of Dan Schneider’s online interview series, Cosmoetica:  The Best in Poetics, Susan Farrell and Gregory Sumner recently discussed Vonnegut’s life and work.  To see the YouTube video of the conversation, click here.