Founded in 1995 by Steve Centola


Individual Membership is $30 per annum, $10 for students, $30 for overseas. Lifetime membership is $500 (NB If given as a gift this would be tax-exempt due to our 501c3 status). Members can attend scheduled meetings of the society (these usually take place at ALA as well as during the conferences that the society organizes), and speak and vote on society issues. They will also receive announcements of the society's activities, and copies of the Arthur Miller Journal. (Please include an e-mail address as well as mailing address with your application so we can add you to the society's listserve).
AMS Meeting

Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of Conferences for which the society organizes panels, and whenever possible, to promote the study of Arthur Miller and his work, by facilitating performances, scholarship, primary and secondary publications, and general interest.  Please send any information pertaining to these goals to the society's webmaster, Sue Abbotson, 15 Concord Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910: (401) 461 1668.

To join, please send a check (or international money order in American dollars) made payable to The Arthur Miller Society, to:

Steve Marino
100-14 160 Avenue,
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Please include name, address, e-mail and academic affiliation (where appropriate) to whom the membership applies.

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Board Members


Paula Langteau

David Palmer

Paula Langteau,
University of Wisconsin, Marinette

Vice President
David Palmer,
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Secretary/Treasurer 2014-2016
Stephen Marino, St. Francis College

Board of Directors
Sue Abbotson, Rhode Island College; Jane Dominik, San Joaquin Delta College; 
Kate Egerton, Berea College; Lew Livesay, St. Peter's College; Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut;
Josh Polster, Emerson College; and Matthew Roudane, Georgia State University.

Honorary Board (deceased*)
Christopher Bigsby, Steve Centola*, Joan Copeland, Gerald Freeman, Hal Holbrook, James Houghton, Robert A. Martin*,
Mashiro Oikawa, and June Schlueter.

Our founding President, Steve Centola, sadly passed away in 2008. You can check out our tribute on this site or go to a website, dedicated to Steve, that is managed by the Relay for Life team, The Art of the Possible, which continues to run each year in his honor and raise money from other events.

Conference Involvement

Miller at 2004 AMS Conference
Chris Bigsby, Arthur Miller, and Steve Marino
at 2004 AMS Conference in Brookyln.

So far, the society has organized twelve conferences entirely around the works of Miller, and sponsored two broader American Drama conferences, the first at St. Francis College, Brooklyn in 2008, and the second at Kean University in 2010. The hope is to repeat the latter, if possible, on a biennial basis. Drama is a sadly neglected academic genre, and joining forces with other playwright societies is one way in which we hope to make a bigger impact, as well as offer greater scope and interest to those participating. The Twelfth International Arthur Miller Conference will be marking Miller's Centennial at St. Francis College, Brooklyn in October 2015.  Previous AMS conferences were held at Saint Peter's College, NJ, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI; Felician College, Lodi, NJ; San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA; St. Francis College, Brooklyn; Millersville University, PA; Utica College of Syracuse University, NY, and Community College of Southern Nevada.  Check the AMS Conference archive pages for lists of papers presented at past conferences. Many of these conferences have been tied in with a performance of a particular Miller play.  We are always seeking new conference venues for future years, and would welcome any suggestions--please contact the current President, Paula Langteau directly. Please check out the events page for more details on the society's involvement with upcoming conferences and calls for papers.  Anyone can present a paper on Miller at these conferences, but we especially encourage members to become involved.

Conference Panel  Author panel  Student panel  ALA panel

Since 1996 the society has been a member of the American Literature Association, at whose annual meetings they usually host two panels, as well as society meetings and possible screenings or roundtables. Click to see an archive of all the panels we have presented at ALA: here. If you are interested in organizing panels for regular conferences, such as ALA, ATHE, MLA, CDC, NEMLA or American Studies etc., please let any one of our officers know of your interest.

There have also been occasional special conferences, such as the one at Kean University in February 1999 which discussed the influence of the Holocaust on Miller's work, and was organized to coincide with a performance of Playing For Time. We returned to Kean in Fall 2010 for an American Drama conference built around their production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, which was also a tremendous success.

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Last updated 12 April 2015