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The Arthur Miller Theater at the University of Michigan
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, NEMLA, CDC, American Studies, ASTR or ATHE–please contact our current President, David Palmer, with proposals/details.
In an ongoing effort to encourage Miller studies, The Arthur Miller Society voted at its annual meeting in May 2017 to reimburse conference fees for students and independent scholars who deliver papers on Miller at established academic conferences. We encourage people to join The Arthur Miller Society, but you do not need to be a society member to apply for this reimbursement.
To apply for a reimbursement, please email the following items to David Palmer, the current president of the Miller Society:
The first time a student or independent scholar is approved for a reimbursement, the person also will receive a free one-year membership in the Arthur Miller Society, which includes a subscription to the two issues of The Arthur Miller Journal that the society publishes during that year. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Penn State University Press. Its articles are included in major academic databases.
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 regarding submissions, subscriptions, contact e-mails for the various editors, and for contents of past volumes. You can make a submission to the Journal of an essay, performance review, or book review, as well as offer material for the notes section–directly at this website. If a Miller play is being produced in your area (check the listings on our upcoming productions page)–please attend and upload your review through this link (AMJ submissions). You will need to register as an “author” to be able to do this (not “reviewer”), and once you submit a manuscript or review you will need to approve what you submitted before it gets sent on to the editors, but the process is explained on the submission page.
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies: Special Arthur Miller Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005): ISSN: 12 18-7364 contains several new essays on Miller’s work. 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). All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, HJEAS, University of Debrecen, Pf. 73, Hungary 4010; e-mail: email@example.com
JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English: published by De Gruyter (Berlin/Boston)
A bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that 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, and welcomes essays on the work of Arthur Miller. Essays should be no longer than 8,000 words (including notes and bibliography) and should be formatted according to MLA style (7th edition, 2009). ESSAY CONTRIBUTIONS should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke, Chair of English Literature, University of Augsburg, Universitaetsstraße 10, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany. 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.
The Journal of American Drama and Theatre: a fully online and peer-reviewed journal — is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues. If you are working on an article related to theatre and/or drama of the Americas, consider submitting it to JADT. Full submission guidelines can be found here, and the most recent issue (guest-edited by ATDS) can be viewed here.
Theatre Annual, founded in 1942 by the Theatre Library Association, is now published in the fall of each year by The College of William and Mary in Virginia in association with the American Theatre and Drama Society. For more information on TA: JTPA, see http://theatreannual.wm.edu/ For more information on ATDS, see www.ATDS.org.
CFP and other scholarly opportunities with Deadlines:
Call for Proposals: NEW BOOK
Arthur Miller in the 1960s
An anthology to be published by Lexington Books, the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
Due Date for Proposals for Articles: February 1, 2018
Send Proposals to David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due Date for First Drafts of Accepted Articles: September 15, 2018
Acceptable Article Length: 5,000-9,000 words
Lexington Books, the academic imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, has expressed initial interest in working with the Arthur Miller Society to develop an anthology of articles on Miller’s life and work in the 1960s. Final acceptance of the project by Lexington will depend on the number and quality of articles that are proposed for the volume. As a first step in this project, the Arthur Miller Society invites the submission of proposals for articles. Prospective contributors should plan on doing articles of 5,000-9,000 words and should email article proposals of fewer than 500 words to David Palmer ( email@example.com ) by February 1, 2018 . Please include a brief academic biography or vita of no more than 250 words with
The 1960s were a significant turning point in Miller’s work and his approach to themes he began exploring as a young writer in his early plays of the 1940s. This is the period of Miller’s own middle age, his 40s and 50s, and all the changes in personal perspective and understanding that come with it. For Miller, the 1960s need to be understood as an extended period–roughly the decade and a half from 1956-1972 — because of the way his work in the actual 1960s has roots in events from the late 1950s and provides the impetus for his ideas and political activities in the early 1970s. The period begins for Miller with his divorce from Mary Slattery and marriage to Marilyn Monroe in 1956 and his refusal to give names in his hearing before HUAC that same year. It continues with his work on the film The Misfits (1960); his divorce from Monroe and the death of his mother in 1961; Monroe’s death in 1962; his marriage to Inge Morath in 1962, their trip to the Nazi death camp Mauthausen, and the birth of their first child, Daniel, that year, and of their second child, Rebecca, in 1963.
In 1964, having not brought forth any new plays since the two-act version of A View from the Bridge (1956), Miller renewed his association with Elia Kazan, becoming along with Kazan and Harold Clurman a leader of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, and two new Miller plays were produced by the company that year: After the Fall and Incident at Vichy. After the Fall was considered by many an opportunistic invasion and exploitation of Monroe’s privacy after her death, and the controversy tainted Miller’s reputation and the reception of his plays in coming years.
In the middle 1960s Miller also continued to develop his political activities. In 1964, much like Hannah Arendt before him for The New Yorker at Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem in 1961, Miller wrote articles for the New York Herald Tribune covering the war-crimes trial in Frankfurt of a group of Auschwitz guards. In 1965, he was elected president of PEN, and visited Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, and later Czechoslovakia in that role. In 1968 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention supporting the candidacy of anti-Vietnam-War candidate Eugene McCarthy for President of the United States. A new play, The Price , opened on Broadway in 1968, and the following year Miller published In Russia , a memoir of his visit to the Soviet Union illustrated with photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. In Russia led to Miller’s works being banned in the Soviet Union in 1970. That same year, he defended a Roxbury, Connecticut, high school teacher who refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance in her classroom.
1972 saw the opening of The Creation of the World and Other Business in New York, an overtly philosophical play addressing the timely and politically charged theme of the foundations of morality. Miller again that year attended the Democratic National Convention. Throughout this period Miller continued to write short stories, essays, and poems, to be involved in television and international productions of his plays, and to develop his criticism of the emerging theatre of the absurd.
This anthology invites essays on any aspect of Miller’s life and work during this period. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
● Miller’s divorce from Mary Slattery and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe
● How Miller’s relationship with Monroe colored the themes of his plays and other works in the following years
● Miller’s marriage to Inge Morath and their family life; the effect of this marriage on his later work
● Miller’s relationship with Elia Kazan and his role in developing the Repertory Theater at Lincoln Center
● Analysis of any of Miller’s major works from this period: The Misfits , After the Fall , Incident at Vichy , The Price , or The Creation of the World and Other Business
● Miller’s work for PEN
● Miller’s visits to holocaust sites and his coverage of Nazi war-crime trials
● Miller’s activities in protest against the Vietnam War
● Miller’s activities in the Democratic Party, especially his roles at the 1968 and 1972 Democratic Conventions
● Miller’s short stories, essays, or poems during this period
● Miller’s role in television and other productions of his plays
● Miller’s response to and critique of theatre of the absurd.
The following rough development schedule for this volume is anticipated:
1. February 1, 2018: Proposals for articles due to David Palmer ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
2. By March 1, 2018: Notification to contributors of accepted articles
3. March 15, 2018: Final proposal for anthology, including abstracts of articles, to Lexington Books
4. September 15, 2018: First drafts of articles due to David Palmer
5. By November 1, 2018: Response to first drafts of articles and editorial suggestions to contributors
6. February 1, 2019: Final versions of articles to David Palmer
7. March 1, 2019: Completed manuscript for entire volume to Lexington Books
8. Early in 2020: Publication of the book
CFP: ATDS and MLA for Chicago 3-6 January 2019
“American Drama’s Ethical Transactions”
This panel will consider how twentieth century American plays define, operationalize, register, and/or critique ethical discourse. Is there an “ethics” of the twentieth century play? What people, places, and things are left out of this ethical discourse? For example, in asking ethical questions, some projects may wish to consider how American drama resists, and/or encodes, power relations. Research here may also be mindful of how specific American plays, masters, and movements help us to ask difficult questions rather than seek easier answers.
This panel will respond to questions at issue for the American Theatre and Drama Society’s discourse community as well as the Modern Language Association’s 2019 Presidential theme: “Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. Textual transactions are the mutually constitutive engagements of human beings, texts, and their contexts.” More information about the MLA can be found: https://www.mla.org/.
The 2019 Convention will take place 3–6 January in Chicago (The 2020 convention will take place 9–12 January, in Seattle.) Please send vita and 300 word abstract by March 1st to Nicole Tabor at email@example.com Authors of accepted abstracts must join or renew membership to both ATDS and MLA by April 6, 2018. The ATDS statement of purpose: “The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.” For more information and to join ATDS: https://www.atds.org/index.html
Below are photographs of Mr. Miller from the 9th International Arthur Miller Conference, taken by Dr. Jeffrey Mason, University of Oregon.
Conferences and Panels that will be featuring presentations on Miller:
(Link to AMS conference archive)
(Link to ALA archive)
Members, especially, please make every effort possible to attend any conference panels with papers on Miller and support the continuation of Arthur Miller scholarship.
American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco:
May 24-27, 2018.
The Arthur Miller Society plans to have at least one panel at the American Literature Association convention in May 2018. Details will be announced once accepted.
5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“Migrations in American Drama and Theater”
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France) 4 – 6 June 2018
Arthur Miller Society has had a panel accepted and will presenting on:
Title: Arthur Miller and Migrations from Modernism
Panel Chair and Contact Person: David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
For updated information on the conference (travel, accommodation, participation fees, etc.), please visit https://idea-udl.org/migrations/.
|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
|Here is the plaque at the base of the tree; planted in 1995, the year Miller was so honored.|
Recent Publications on Miller (2005–current)