North American Conference Call for Papers

North American Conference, March 2023
 No Fond Return of Love

The organizing committee is seeking speakers for the 24th annual North American conference, which will be an in-person event in Cambridge, MA, on 17-19 March 2023. Proposals that are in some way relevant to the featured novel, No Fond Return of Love, or that deal with themes that span multiple Pym novels are encouraged, but proposals on any topic relevant to Pym studies will be considered.

Speakers receive an honorarium of $500, waiver of the conference registration fee, and compli­mentary conference meals.

Please send an abstract of 150-250 words, accompanied by brief biographical details, by Friday 2 December 2022 to Tom Sopko, North American Organizer, at with the subject heading “2023 Conference Proposal.”

For more information about the Barbara Pym Society, go to To read papers from past conferences, click the link “Pym Resources > Conference Monographs.”