MILLER EVENTS
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and Special events, as well as links to archives for past events.
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N.B.  For information on the  Arthur Miller Journal--including how to subscribe and content lists for
previously published isssues,  go to the Journal website.
 

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Calls For Papers:
The Arthur Miller Society is always looking for anyone who would like to organize Miller panels at conferences, such as ALA, SAMLA, CDC, American Studies, ATHE--please contact our current President, Paula Langteau, with proposals/details.

Miller's 2015 centennial is fast approaching, and the expectation is that conferences, theaters
and publishers will be especially interested in engaging with Miller material
for that year--we encourage you to share any plans for celebrations,
publications or productions with the society that we can help to publicize,
or solicit us for ideas/assistance.

The Arthur Miller Centennial   
October 16-18, 2015  
Sponsored by the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York

The Twelfth International Arthur Miller Conference will center on the observance of
the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth in New York City on October 17, 1915. We are pleased to return to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, the neighborhood where Arthur Miller lived the in 1940s and 50s. 
 
We seek papers on any aspect of the dramatic and non-dramatic work that Miller produced in his stellar career. We invite discussions from all critical and performance perspectives. We also are interested in analysis of Miller as a political and cultural figure, his connection to and influence on other playwrights, and comparative studies.
 
The conference also wants to include discussion of the artistic relationship between Arthur Miller and his wife Inge Morath, the world-renowned photojournalist. The society desires to provide a venue for academic inquiry into how Miller and Morath collaborated on their books of photojournalism and dramatic productions and how they informed each other’s art, aesthetics, and politics. The conference will feature of photo exhibit of Morath’s work provided by her foundation.
 
The conference also will include panels comprised of playwrights, theatre critics, actors, and directors. In addition, we plan staged readings and performances of Miller’s work.

Please forward abstracts or completed manuscripts for a presentation not to exceed  twenty minutes to:

Stephen Marino
The Arthur Miller Journal
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11202
smarino@sfc.edu
 
Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015
Click here to get a .pdf flyer you can post to help spread the word.


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second International Thornton Wilder Conference
June 11-13, 2015, Newport, Rhode Island

The Second International Thornton Wilder Conference will be held at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, a city rich in its associations with Wilder. The conference will be sponsored by the Thornton Wilder Society and Salve Regina University. Wilder first came to Newport as a member of the first Coast Artillery Corps of the National Army, stationed at Fort Adams on Narragansett Bay, during the final months of World War I. The charms of Newport drew him back during the summer of 1922 after his first year of teaching at The Lawrenceville School. He lived at the YMCA and tutored children of Newport families to earn living expenses, and he worked on his first novel, The Cabala; this experience became the basis for his last and most autobiographical novel, Theophilus North. Wilder returned to Newport many times during the rest of his life, often writing parts of plays or novels––he completed The Bridge of San Luis Rey there in 1927––and working on his non-fiction while staying in such still-famous hotels as the Castle Hill Inn and The Viking. Newport thus stands as perhaps first among equals of the many “spas out of season” he visited in his search for a place to write and is a particularly appropriate venue for the Second International Thornton Wilder Conference.

While we encourage papers that deal with Wilder and Newport, we are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers (eg Arthur Miller) and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s––as a dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, librettist, essayist, lecturer, adapter, translator, teacher, and scholar; and from any critical perspective (e.g., gender studies, queer theory, and post-structuralist theory). Furthermore, because Wilder’s relationship to his family was important to his life and art, we also welcome papers dealing with the work of his siblings and his parents. We invite proposals from graduate students, established scholars, and independent scholars of all nationalities, in American, English, and comparative literature, American studies and history, the classics, religion, music, and other fields.

In addition to paper presentations, we will be inviting renowned theatre artists, writers, scholars, and critics to participate. Confirmed already are playwrights Paula Vogel, Will Eno, and A. R. Gurney; poet/critic J. D. McClatchy; Wilder’s most-recent biographer, Penelope Niven; and Tappan Wilder, his uncle’s literary executor.

Inexpensive housing will be available on the Salve Regina campus, which is located in the Ochre Point area and borders on the famous Cliff Walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Newport also has a variety of hotels from which to choose. Conference events will include—besides a closing-night banquet at which the Wilder Prize will be presented to a distinguished member of the literary community—a bus tour of the city, with a focus on locations related to Wilder and his fiction; and a reception at the Redwood Library.

We welcome your questions and suggestions. Please send a 250-500-word proposal (noting any audio/visual requests) along with a brief CV or biographical statement to Jackson R. Bryer at jbryer@umd.edu.

The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014; presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 1, 2014.

Ongoing CFP:

Arthur Miller Journal
Looking for papers on any aspect of the life and work of Arthur Miller for the Arthur Miller Journal which is published Spring and Fall. Go to the Journal page for more detail and contents of past volumes. The Journal also publishes book and production reviews.  If a Miller play is being produced in your area (check the listings below)--feel free to go and see it and send in your review to Sue Abbotson, Performance Review Editor of the Journal.
Contact the respective editors for more information--all contact info. on the Journal page.
You can make a submission to the Journal of an essay, performance review or book review, as well as material for the notes section directly at this website.


JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English     
Editors: Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick),
Christina Wald (Berlin, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)    
Publisher: De Gruyter (Berlin/Boston) http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcde    
 
The bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal focuses on contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance.
It renegotiates the understanding of contemporary aesthetics of drama and theatre by treating dramatic texts of the last fifty years. Essays should be no longer than 8,000 words (including notes and bibliography) and should be formatted according to MLA style (7th edition, 2009).   
Essays should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke, Chair of English Literature, University of Augsburg, Universitaetsstraße 10, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany. email: martin.middeke@phil.uni-augsburg.de    
Suggestions for reviews should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Christina Wald, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät II, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany. email: christina.wald@hu-berlin.de    

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies  published near the close of 2006 a special Arthur Miller Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005):  ISSN:  12 18-7364  that contains several new essays on Miller's work--see details in the archive link below for Special Events/News/Releases 2007 regarding how to order yourself a copy.  The Journal is meanwhile looking for further submissions:  Manuscripts should conform to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook in all matters of style (parenthetical citations keyed to a works-cited list). Contributions on history should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions should be sent together with a disk copy of the article in Word 95 for Windows. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, HJEAS, University of Debrecen, Pf. 73, Hungary 4010; e-mail: abnagyzo@delfin.unideb.hu
 
Below are photographs of Mr. Miller from the 9th International Arthur Miller Conference, taken by Dr. Jeffrey Mason, University of Oregon. 

Conferences and Panels:
  (Link to AMS conference archive) (Link to ALA archive
)

Each year the Arthur Miller Society arranges for two panels and a business meeting at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference that takes place in May (alternating between Boston and San Francisco). Check their website (http://americanliterature.org) for more details. If anyone is interested in organizing panels for the conference in Boston, May 21-24, 2015, please contact Sue Abbotson. Panel proposals are submitted to ALA by the close of the preceding January.

Two exciting panel discussions on Arthur Miller have been submitted for inclusion at the
March 2015 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore: One has been accepted as a plenary session made up of representatives from various playwright societies on "Visions of Tragedy in American Theatre" and we are waiting to hear on "How Plays Become Classics – A Centennial Discussion of the Works of Arthur Miller."

Session Title: Visions of Tragedy in American Theatre
Organized by the Arthur Miller Society
A 90-minute round-table. Statements from eight panelists, each devoted to a different American dramatist’s vision of tragedy, followed by discussion among the panelists and then an open discussion with the audience where visions of tragedy beyond those of American dramatists also may be considered.

Co-Chairs:
1.    David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
2.    J. Chris Westgate, California State University, Fullerton
Panelists:
1.    On Edward Albee: Lincoln Konkle, The College of New Jersey, Edward Albee Society
2.    On Susan Glaspell: Sharon Friedman, New York University, Susan Glaspell Society
3.    On David Mamet: Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut
4.    On Arthur Miller: Stephen A. Marino, St. Francis College, Arthur Miller Society
5.    On Eugene O’Neill: Jeffery Kennedy, Arizona State University, Eugene O’Neill Society
6.    On Thornton Wilder: Jackson R. Bryer, University of Maryland, Thornton Wilder Society
7.    On Tennessee Williams: Susan C. W. Abbotson, Rhode Island College
8.    On August Wilson: Sandra G. Shannon, Howard University, August Wilson Society

William Inge Theater
millertree
plaque
Outside the William Inge Theatre they have
planted a tree for each past Honoree of the
William Inge Festival Achievement Award
who has passed on.
The tree they planted in Miller's
memory right outside the
William Inge Theatre in
Independence, Kansas.
Here is the plaque at the base of the tree.

Current Stage Productions (Link to Archive)
A useful place to check for upcoming productions of plays is the DPS website, where you can search by the playwright to see which plays have been licensed through them for production (both professional and non-professional). The listings below, however, contain more details and generally more up-to-date information.

If you are looking for a Miller expert to provide a lecture, keynote, seminar or talkback in conjunction with a production, please contact us and we will try and put you in touch with any scholars in your area.

  • Productions During 2015
    • The Crucible 16-18 Oct. by Creative Arts Theater, 15615 8th St Victorville, CA. Call 760-963-3236 or check the website.
    • Broken Glass 6-31 Oct. 2015 by Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT. Directed by Mark Lamos. Call (203) 227-4177 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 18 Sept.-4 Oct. by Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St, Pecatonica, IL. Call (815) 239-1210 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 9-26 July by Ironweed Productions, Santa Fe, NM. Call 505.927.5406 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 29 May-14 June by Barn Theater, on Plano Street at Olive Avenue, Porterville, CA. Call (559) 310-7046 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 29 April-3 May at Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, University Of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 229-4308 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 11 April-24 May by Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust Stage, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN. Directed by Joe Dowling. Call 612.377.2224, or check the website for more information.
    • Death of a Salesman 1 May-7 June by Loft Ensemble, 929 East Second Street, #105, Los Angeles, CA. Call 213.680.0392 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 17 April-10 May by WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas. Call 972.450.6230, or check the website.
    • All My Sons 24-26 April by Marion Civic Theatre, 505 S. Washington, Marion, IN. Directed by David Wright. Call 765-668-7800 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 10-18 April by Neuse Little Theatre, 104 South Front Street, Smithfield, NC. Directed by:  Randy Jordan. Call (919) 934-1873 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 10-19 April by Merced Playhouse, 452 W. Main Street, Merced, CA. Call 209 725 8587 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 16-26 April by Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, 2727 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Call 616-234-3595, or check the website.
    • All My Sons 27 March-19April 19 by Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave., at University of Houston, Houston, TX. Directed by Theresa Rebeck. Call 713.220.5700 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 2 March-26 April by Front Row Theatre Company, Harrison College House, University of Pennsylvania, PA. Directed by Alex Polyak. Message on Facebook or check the website.
    • The Archbishop’s Ceiling 24 March–19 April by Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, in their Black Box theater,  6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colorado.  Call 720-898-7200 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 12-28 March by Tennessee Repertory Theatre at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN. Directed by René D. Copeland, with Chip Arnold. Call 615 782-6560 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-29 March by Cherry Creek Theatre, at the Shaver-Ramsey Carpet Gallery, 2414 East Third Avenue, Denver, CO. Call (303) 800-6578 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 13-28 March by New Century Players, 11022 SE 37th, Milwaukie, OR. Directed by Colin Murray. Call (503) 367-2620 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman Spring (Dates TBA) by Dreamwell Theatre Company, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA. Call 319-423-9820, or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 28 March- 2 May by The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Directed by Gregory Doran with Antony Sher and Alex Hassell. Call 0844 800 1110 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-22 March by Germantown Community Theater, 3037 S Forest Hill-Irene Rd, Germantown, TN. Directed by John Maness. Call (901) 754-2680 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-22 March Curtain Call Inc., 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Call (203) 461-6358 ext. 13. or check the wesbite.
    • A View from the Bridge 10-14 March by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company with York Theatre Royal at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, UK. Directed by Damian Cruden. Call 01242 572573 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-14 March by JCC Uncommoners, in Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY. Call 716.338.1153 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 5-8 March in Kimmel Theatre at Midland University on the corner of 8th and Irving in Fremont, NE. Call 402.941.6399 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 5-7 March by Jewish Theatre Ensemble, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Check website for tickets and information.
    • An Enemy of the People 25 Feb.-15 March by PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Chapel Hill, NC. Call 919.962.7529 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 1 March-4 April by Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Rd, Shawnee on Deleware, PA. Call (570) 421-5093 or check the website.
    • The Price 11 Feb.-22 March by Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Garry Hynes, with Kate Burton, and Alan Mandell. Call 213 628 2772 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 26 Feb-1 Mar by Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers, at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC. Call 828-328-PLAY or check the website.
    • All My Sons 26 Feb.-8 March, by Shreveport Little Theatre, 811 Margaret Pl, Shreveport, LA. Call (318) 424-4439 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 19 Feb.-1 March by University of Rhode Island Theatre Department, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI. Call 401.874.5843 or check the website.
    • A View from the Bridge 13-28 Feb. at York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard’s Place, York, UK (in collaboration with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company). Directed by Damian Cruden. Call 01904 623568 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 14-22 Feb. by Kankakee Valley Theatre, 844 S Lincoln Ave, Kankakee, IL. Call (815) 935-8510 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 13-28 Feb. by Pioneer Theatre, University of Utah, 300 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT. Call 801 581 6961 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 30 Jan-7 Feb. by Guilford College Theatre Studies Dept., in the Sternberger Auditorium, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Call (336) 316-2414 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 16-25 Jan. by Ten Bucks Theatre, Bangor ME. Call (207) 884-1030 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 17-25 Jan. by Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 North Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA. Call (570) 823-1875 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 9-24 Jan. by Aiken Playhouse, 126 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC. Directed by Maureen Woltermann. Call (803) 648-1438 or check the website.
    • The Price 26 Dec.-11 Jan. by Fringe Theatre of Key West, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (The Garret), 200 Greene Street, Key West, FL. Directed by Murphy Davis. Call (786) 529-2281 or check the website.
  • Productions During 2014
  • FILM INFORMATION (21st century developments): 

    Special Events/News/Releases for 2014-2015 (Link to Archive for past years)

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    Recent Books on Miller (2011--current)   Archive 2005-2010