In partnership with the Victorians Institute, the Atlanta hub will take place at Georgia State University’s downtown campus September 20-22, 2024. We welcome proposals for papers and panels related to the conference theme of “event,” broadly interpreted.

Georgia State University’s downtown Atlanta campus

Hub Leaders

Richard Menke, Professor of English, University of Georgia

LeeAnne Richardson, Professor of English, Georgia State University

Confirmed Speakers

Gordon Bigelow (Rhodes College); Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt U); Roxanne Eberle (U Georgia); Jill Ehnnen (Appalachian State U); Pamela Gilbert (U Florida); Nancy Henry (U Tennessee); Deanna Kreisel (U Mississippi); Casie LeGette (U Georgia); Daniel Novak (U Alabama); Adam Parkes (U Georgia); Albert Pionke (U Alabama)

Visiting Atlanta

Outside of the conference events, attendees can explore the restaurants, museums, shops, and attractions of Atlanta and Decatur, many of which can be reached using MARTA, the commuter rail system, or the Atlanta Streetcar. Google Maps will navigate you around the city via transit/foot.


Please register using the Event 2024 registration portal.

Getting There

Georgia State University is situated at the original “Five Points” of Atlanta. It is served by two MARTA stations (Five Points and Georgia State) and is accessible from MARTA’s north/south and east/west commuter rail lines.

Train: GSU is accessible by train. The Amtrak station is located north of downtown, but convenient to MARTA transit.

Bus: MegaBus offers service to Atlanta from major SE cities, including Charlotte, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, and Washington, DC. Greyhound also offers service to Atlanta from cities across the country.

Car: Situated at the point where I-75/I-85 crosses I-20, it is easy to get to Atlanta by car (as long as you avoid rush hour!)


Hotels near GSU or easily accessible via MARTA include the following:

Lodging Near GSU, walking distance to campus:

Attractions accessible via streetcar or on foot: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, MLK birthplace and MLK Center, Atlanta Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, the World of Coca-Cola. Via MARTA: High Museum of Art, Alliance Theater, Center for Puppetry Arts

Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown
134 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303  (404) 522-0950

Ellis Hotel
176 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303  (404) 523-5155

Courtland Grand Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 659-6500

Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303  (404) 659-1400

The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown – a DoubleTree by Hilton
160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303  (404) 688-8600

Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
133 Carnegie Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 222-2416

Lodging in Downtown Decatur, walking distance to MARTA:

Historic downtown Decatur boasts four newly-named Michelin-recommended restaurants, all easy to get to on foot. It is also home to Eddie’s Attic, the acoustic music venue that gave rise to artists such as John Mayer, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, The Civil Wars, the Indigo Girls, and more.

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 371-0204

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory
116 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 377-6360

Lodging in Buckhead, walking distance to MARTA:

Buckhead is the central tourist district of the city, as well as its high-end shopping center, located north of midtown Atlanta.

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead
3398 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 233-5656

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead
3285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 261-7733

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3459 Buckhead Loop NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 844-4800


For inquiries, email

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