to view Calls for papers, Conferences and panels, Current productions,
events, as well as links
to archives for
would appreciate it if you could send us any
current information for the following categories to make them as
as possible; include past, current and future events so that people can
as an archive. Send information to
Sue Abbotson. We try to keep only upcoming events on this page--but
you can link in each section to archive pages for information on past
conference papers, productions and events.
the Arthur Miller Journal--including how to subscribe
contents for previously published isssues, go to the Journal
Arthur Miller Theater at the University of Michigan
The Arthur Miller Society is always
who would like to organize Miller panels at other conferences, such as
MLA, SAMLA, American Studies, ATHE--please contact our current
President, Sue Abbotson,
papers on any aspect of the life and work of Arthur Miller for the Arthur
Miller Journal published Spring and Fall. Go to the Journal page for details.
also publishes book and production reviews.
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.
respective editors for more information--all contact info. on the Journal page.
Miller, the Self, and Conceptions of Tragedy
in cognitive science provides new conceptions of how the brain
constructs a person's self, a theme that long has been explored in a
different way by dramatists. The construction of the self and the ways
in which the self is challenged and collapses is fundamental to any
writer's conception of tragedy. In addition, people's sense of self
serves as the foundation of their moral visions of how they should
engage with the world. Thus the means by which a character constructs a
self, the character's vision of personal virtue and morality, and the
ways in which confusions in these concepts lead to the character’s
downfall all are intertwined in any well-crafted tragedy.
The Arthur Miller Society invites papers on two themes for its proposed
panel at the MLA Convention: 1) How the self, moral vision, and tragedy
are related in the plays of Arthur Miller, and 2) Comparisons of
Miller's vision of these three elements to the visions of other
dramatists and writers. Abstracts of less than 500 words should be
emailed to David Palmer, Humanities Department, Massachusetts Maritime
The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 15, 2013.
Please note that to be eligible to present a paper at the MLA
Convention in January 2014, you must be a member of the MLA by April 7,
Additional information about the MLA 2014 Convention and membership in
the MLA is available on the MLA website: http://www.mla.org/
CFP: Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention,
Harrisburg, PA, on April 3-6 2014.
Session Title: Arthur Miller: An American Gadfly (sponsored by
Arthur Miller Society)
Like Socrates and Ibsen,
Arthur Miller was a gadfly to the society in which he lived. He
used both his art and his presence as a public intellectual to explore
the foundations of American values and to reveal areas of ambivalence,
inconsistency, and hypocrisy. Perhaps more than any other American
dramatist, he understood the ways in which broad national values and
ideals – which often are incompatible with each other – create both
opportunities and psychological burdens for Americans. He challenged
his audiences to confront authentically both the foundations and the
consequences of these values, without embracing mere national mythology
or disregarding the moral outcomes that commitment to these ideals
engenders. This panel invites papers on the depiction of American
ideals and the ways in which characters struggle to make these ideals
coherent parts of their lives in Miller’s plays and fiction.It also
encourages papers on Miller’s engagement with American ideals in his
activities as a public intellectual, for example during the McCarthy
Era or his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Papers also are welcomed on Miller’s confrontation with these ideals in
his personal life, such as his friendship with Elia Kazan or his
marriages. Papers will be welcomed that compare Miller’s views of
American ideals to the views of other writers. Proposals of no more
than 300 words should be emailed by September 30, 2013, to David
Palmer, Humanities Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy:
AJS 45th Annual Conference
December 15-17, 2013 • Boston, MA
Anyone interested in offering this
panel (below) a paper on any of Miller's Holocaust plays?
Affect and Witnessing in Holocaust
Whether predicting the destruction of
European Jewry or responding to the tragedy, Holocaust literature has
been inevitably reader-oriented because it wishes to inform and to
teach about an unprecedented historical event. Since the phenomenon of
the Final Solution has no point of reference in human history, the
rhetoric employed by writers is of utmost importance. Our panel
proposes to study the lessons that writers wished to teach and the
rhetorical devices they were searching for or experimenting with to
communicate their message. Rachel Brenner will discuss the
re-humanizing impact of the Jewish plight on the emotionally numbed,
ethically diminished Polish characters in first person narrative
stories in early postwar Polish literature by the writers Jozef
Mackiewicz, Tadeusz Borowski, and Kornel Filipowicz; Rosemary Horowitz
will focus on the language of pathos in Yankev Glatshteyn's 1940 novel
for young adult readers, Emil and Karl. We are seeking two additional
panelists for our session. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com for more information
Hungarian Journal of
Studies published near
the close of 2006 a special Arthur
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
how to order yourself a
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).
on history should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual
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;
Below are photographs of Mr.
Miller from the
International Arthur Miller Conference, taken by Dr. Jeffrey Mason,
(Link to AMS
conference archive) (Link to ALA archive)
24th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2013
Arthur Miller Society Panels
The Theater of Engagement: Arthur
Miller and the Contemporary Mind
the American Literature Association meeting in Boston in May, the
Arthur Miller Society will join with five other drama societies in
focusing on the theme of “Theater of Engagement.” The other societies
cooperation among these societies will culminate in a round-table
discussion of the theater of engagement including representatives from
each society. The Arthur Miller Society will be represented by Joshua
Polster of Emerson College, a past president of the Arthur Miller
Society and a current member of the society’s board. This will take
place Friday, May 24 Session 11-C 2:10 - 3:30 p.m.
addition, the society will host two panels devoted specifically to
1: Arthur Miller’s Perspectives on
Theater and History: Saturday, May 25 Session 14-L 8:00 - 9:20
Stephen Marino, St. Francis College, Editor of the Arthur Miller Journal
Jane K. Dominik, San Joaquin Delta College.
“From Stage to Page: Re-conceptualizing the Play”
Garin Cycholl, University of Chicago.
“‘The Peculiar Immediacy of Image’: On the Disintegration of Forms
in The Misfits.”
Marla Britton-Johnson, Texas Tech University.
“The Chasm Between History and Character: On the Aufseherinnen of Playing for Time.”
C. Ryan Knight, Randolph Community College.
“Administrative Evil in Arthur Miller’s Plays.”
Arthur Miller Society meeting during
Session 17-N, Saturday, May 25, 12:30 - 1:50--all welcome, you need not
be a member to attend.
2 : Perspectives on Willy Loman:
Saturday, May 25 Session 19-C 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.
Susan C. W. Abbotson, Rhode Island College, President of the Arthur
Lewis Livesay, Saint Peter’s University
“Miller’s Tragic Vision and the Phenomenology of Shame.”
Susan Harris Smith, University of Pittsburgh.
“Who Was/Is/Are Willy Loman?”
Rong Ou, Hangzhou Normal University, China.
“Death of a Salesman in
Janet Balakian, Kean University.
“Teaching Death of a Salesman
Additional information about the conference may be found at the
American Literature Association (ALA) website (http://americanliterature.org).
|Outside the William Inge Theatre
planted a tree for each past
Honoree of the
William Inge Festival
who has passed on.
|The tree they planted in
memory right outside the
William Inge Theatre in
|Here is the plaque at the base
of the tree.
(Link to Archive)
- MGM has released The Misfits in
Blu-Ray--a rare occurence for a
black and white movie, however, the disc sadly contains little
- All My
Sons with David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, is available from
Digital Theatre as a
(or to stream) for £6.99 at their website,
- For too long even the VHS has been out of print, but now Playing for Time
was finally released on DVD on 7th Sept. 2010. Check here
- An update on Anthony La Paglia’s A View From The Bridge.
The option rights to this will soon be expiring and La Paglia seems
ready to give up on his plans to film his performance as Eddie Carbone,
although his production team have not completely given up hope that the
rights may be extended.
film version of The Ride Down Mt. Morgan,
Kassell, starring Michael Douglas--though in the can, has disappeared
from view: literally.
film version of The Man Who Had All the
Luck, directed by Scott
Ellis with screenplay by Rebecca Miller has also disappeared off the
- Rebecca Miller's
Private Lives of Pippa Lee, about a woman in Connecticut heading
for a nervous breakdown after her husband leaves her for a younger
woman opened in 2009--several reports on its autobiographical aspects,
with the Alan Arkin character (older man with three marriages under his
belt) being somewhat based on Arthur Miller.
Kaufman’s 2009 movie, Synecdoche,
New York, contained
one of its central conceits, a production of Death
of a Salesman,
a deliberately young cast.
- The Sorcerer's
Apprentice (2010) with Nicholas Cage, features as a character,
an evil witch named Abigail Williams, shown in Puritan dress.
2001 movie, Plain Jane, based on
Miller's novella Homely
Girl, A Life was released in Europe in 2001 under the
title Eden, but is not
the US--the screenplay was not Miller's and there have been many
changes. Reviews were not
great--so a US release is unlikely.
- Nothing much
happening--perhaps everyone is waiting to go all out in 2015, to
celebrate his centennial!!
Price 20 March-6 Apr. by New Jewish Theatre,
Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre of the JCC’s Staenberg Family
Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO. Single tickets will
go on sale in August. Call 314-442-3283 or check the website.
- Death of a
Salesman 24 Oct.-10 Nov. by TheatreWorks, University of
Colorado, in Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, Colorado
Springs, CO. Directed by Murray Ross, with Chris Lowell. Call
719.255.323 or check the website.
- The Enemy of
the People 23 May- 13 July at the Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row,
Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland. Directed by Wayne Jordan, with Fiona
Bell, Liam Carney, Steve Cash, Declan Conlon, Denis Conway, Siobhan
Cullen, Robert Duff, Jill Harding, Bosco Hogan, Mark Huberman, Ronan
Leahy, Callum Martin, Barry McGovern, Morgan Moore, Peter O’Byrne,
Donncha O’Dea, James O’Donoghue. Set design by Paul O’Mahony. Call or
check the website.
- The Crucible
9 May-7 July by Antaeus Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North
Hollywood, CA. Directed by Armin Shimerman and Geoffrey Wade with an
alternating cast: Christopher Guilmet/Bo Foxworth (Proctor), Devon
Sorvari/ Kimiko Gelma (Elizabeth), Kate Mahe/ Nicole Erb (Abigail),
Shannon Lee Clair /Alexandra Goodman (Mary), Ann Noble/John Prosky
(Hale), and Reba Waters Thomas/James Sutorius (Danforth). Scene design
Stephen Gifford, and lighting design Bosco Flanagan. Call. (818)
506-1983, or check the website.
- All My Sons
16 May-16 June by Ross Valley Players in Barn Theatre, Marin Art &
Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA. Directed by
Caroline Altman, with Craig Christiansen, Kristine Ann Lowry, Francis
Serpa, and Amber Collins Crane. Set design by Ken Rowland. Call 415
456-9555, or check the website.
- A View from
the Bridge 24 May-8 June, by Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W.
Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN. Directed by Karl Berner and Justin
Treasure, with John Larrabee, Heather Chaddock, Dona Henry, Timothy
Gleason, Josh Eggleston, and Jim Henry.
Call 219-464-1636 or check the website.
Blues late May at Sayeh Hall, in City Theater Complex, Tehran,
Iran. Directed by Davud Daneshvar with Daneshvar, Parviz Fallahi,
Parisa Moqtadi, Shahriar Rashid-Alipur, Hushang Qavanlu, Reza Emamai
and Mojgan Khaleqi.
- The Price
9-26 May by Eventide Arts on Gertrude Lawrence Stage, at Historic
Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis, MA. Directed by Toby
Wilson, with Nicholas Dorr and Cynthia Harrington. Call 508-398-8588 or
check the website.
- Death of a
Salesman 4-25 May by Black Swan State Theatre Company at the
Heath Ledger Theatre, Australia. Directed by Adam Mitchell, with John
Stanton, Ben O'Toole, Caroline McKenzie and Josh McConville. Set design
by Alicia Clements. Call 1300 795 012 or check the website.
- Death of a
Salesman 16-25 May by Kolective Theatre Company at Everyman
Theatre, 15 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland. Directed by Sasha
Dundjerovic, with Patrick Cronin, James Cronin and Jean van
Sinderen-Law. Call 021 450 1673 or check the website.
- Death of a
Salesman 21 April , at the Tata NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai and
on May 26, 2013, Sunday, at the St Andrews Theatre, Bandra, Mumbai,
India. By Raell Padamsee of ACE Productions. Directed by Alyque
Padamsee, with Alyque Padamsee, Neel Tolani, Jim Sarbh, Farid Currim,
and Sabira Merchant.
Events/News/Releases for 2013 (Link to Archive for
Arthur Miller Theater at the
University of Michigan
- This year marks the sixtieth
anniversary of The
- Robert Ward, whose best-known
work, an operatic setting of The Crucible,
won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for music, died on Wednesday 3 April 2013
at his home in Durham, N.C. He was 95.
Recent Books on Miller (2005--current)
- A Student Handbook to
the Plays of Arthur Miller: All
My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge,
Broken Glass. Ed. Enoch Brater. London: Methuen, Nov. 2013 This
contains notes created for the title plays by an assortment of leading
Miller scholars, but
not the play itself.
- Brenda Murphy's edited collection, Arthur Miller: Critical
Insights for Salem Press, 2010, contains an excellent selection
of new and reprinted essays on Miller's work, including: On Arthur
Miller / Brenda Murphy -- Biography of Arthur Miller / Carl Rollyson
and Victoria Price -- The Paris Review perspective / Richard Beck for
The Paris Review -- Best intentions far awry: the family dynamic in
Miller's All my sons and Death of a salesman / Pamela Loos -- "It's all
about the language": Arthur Miller's poetic dialogue / Stephen A.
Marino -- The freedom of others: Arthur Miller's social and political
context / Katherine Egerton -- The critical reception of Arthur
Miller's work / Jane K. Dominik -- Arthur Miller and the art of the
possible / Steven R. Centola -- Arthur Miller: un-American /
Christopher Bigsby -- All my sons and paternal authority / James A.
Robinson -- "There's no place like home": Miller's "poem," Frost's
"play" / George Monteiro -- Asking "queer questions," revealing ugly
truths: Giles Corey's subversive eccentricity in The crucible / J.
Chris Westgate -- Verse, figurative language, and myth in A view from
the bridge / Stephen A. Marino -- Uneasy collaboration: Miller, Kazan,
and After the fall / Brenda Murphy -- All about talk: Arthur Miller's
The price / Gerald Weales -- Both his sons: Arthur Miller's The price
and Jewish assimilation / James A. Robinson -- The "line to measure
from": Arthur Miller's The American clock as a lesson for the ages /
Susan C. W. Abbotson -- Coming to roost again: tragic rhythm in Arthur
Miller's Broken glass / Terry Otten -- Arthur Miller's ironic
resurrection / Jeffrey D. Mason -- The fiction of Arthur Miller /
- Ramón Espejo's España y el
teatro de Arthur Miller. Alcalá de Henares: Instituto
Franklin, 2010. Offers analysis of Miller's reception in Spain,
including a comprehensive survey of major Spanish productions of his
plays since 1951 through 2009.
from the British release of Christopher Bigsby’s long awaited Arthur Miller: The
Definitive Biography Vol. 2 (1962-2005). Here
is another review, this one from Gregory Mosher.
- Joshua E. Polster's Reinterpreting the
Plays of Arthur Miller. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2010. Using
cultural semiotics and new historicism, Polster offers compelling
insights into some of Miller's seminal plays: All My Sons, Death of a
Salesman, The Crucible, and Incident at Vichy. Check the
for more details.
- Jim Fisher's Miller in an Hour.
New York: Smith and Kraus, 2010. Brief guide to the
dramatist designed as a quick reference for directors,
actors and dramaturges, as part of the presses new series: Playwrights
in an Hour. (112 pages). Aimed at those who know very little
- Methuen Drama Student Editions of
most of Miller's plays, approved by the Arthur Miller Estate, edited by
Enoch Brater. Each volume contains the play and in depth notes for that
play newly written, each by a different Miller scholar. So far the
series contains: The
Crucible, Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, A View from the Bridge, The
Price, A Memory of Two Mondays, Broken Glass, After the Fall,
and The Last
- In the new (2009) Methuen collected
of Miller’s Plays, the sixth
volume now contains: Broken Glass, Mr
Peters' Connections, Resurrection Blues, and Finishing the Picture.
Just in case you are looking for a print version of Miller's final play.
- Julius Novick’s Beyond the Golden Door:
Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience. New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, contains a lengthy chapter “Arthur Miller and
Jews,” that centers on Death of a
Salesman, but also references
After the Fall, The Price and
- Robert Paul Kolt, Robert Ward's The
Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism. Lanham, Md.:
Scarecrow Press, 2009.
- Maurene J. Hinds, Witchcraft on Trial:
From the Salem Witch Hunts to The Crucible. Berkeley Heights, NJ
: Enslow, 2009. A junior guide to events/issues.
- Jeffrey Meyers, The Genius And The
Goddess. New York: Hutchinson, 2009. A depiction of Miller and
- Jeffrey Mason, Stone
Tower: The Political Theater of Arthur Miller Ann Arbor: U of
Michigan Press, 2008.
- Eric Sterling Ed. Arthur Miller's Death
of a Salesman (Dialogue). Rodophi,
2008. Essays on this seminal play.
- Christopher Bigsby's Arthur Miller: The
Definitive Biography, became available in the US (from May
2009)-- it came out first in the UK in November 2008 to very positive
feedback. Here are links to two of its early reviews: Times,
- Neil Carson has updated his 1982
book on Miller to bring it up to Finishing
the Picture, Arthur Miller:
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
- Greenhaven Press’ Social
Issues in Literature series has two recent books relating to
-- Justice in
Arthur Miller's The Crucible edited by Claudia D Johnson.
Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009
-- Suicide in
Arthur Miller's The Death of a Salesman edited by Alicia
Cafferty Lerner and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2008.
Contents of the latter: Background on Arthur Miller. The Life and
Career of Arthur Miller / Stephen A. Marino ; An Overview of Death of a Salesman / L.M. Domina ;
Miller and Others Comment on the impact of Death of a Salesman / Arthur
Miller, Robert Falls, and Brian Dennehy; Interviewed by Paul Solman --
Suicide and Death of a Salesman.
Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero / Robert A. Martin; Willy Loman is Dying
Throughout the Play / Harold Bloom ; The Ambiguity of Biff's Feelings
for Willy / H.C. Phelps; Many Factors Led to Willy's Suicide / Sighle
Kennedy; Willy Loman had the Wrong Dreams / Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.;
Willy Loman is Undone by the American Dream / Thomas E. Porter;
Alienation from His Work Drives Willy Loman to Suicide / Paul Blumberg;
Miller Uses Objects to Convey Failure and Other Themes / Marianne
Boruch; Death of a Salesman
in China / Arthur Miller; A Student
Responds Emotionally to Death of a
Salesman / Meredith Kopald--Contemporary Perspectives on
Suicide. Suicide Rates Rise across the
Globe / The Economist; A
Documentary about Suicide Sparks Debate /
Killian Fox; The Ethics of Physician-assisted Suicide / Renske Heddema;
Involvement Therapy Helps Suicide Survivors Cope / Bob Condor;
Raising Awareness of Elder Suicide / Ezra Ochshorn.
- Susan C. W. Abbotson, A Critical Companion to
Arthur Miller, New York: Facts on File, 2007--your one-stop
encyclopedia on all things Miller! Entries on all of Miller's drama,
fiction, and much of his non-fiction, as well as guides to themes,
people and places with whom/which Miller can be connected.
- Silima Nanda's Faces of Miller Women,
was published in New Delhi, India : Mittal Publications, 2007 (try D.
K. Agencies to get a copy: www.dkagencies.com).
- Enoch Brater Ed. Arthur Miller's Global
Theater. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2007. Collection of
- Harold Bloom has been busy putting
out several collections of
essays he has culled from a variety of sources (most of these essays
have been printed elsewhere, but are handily collected here in these
one-stop sources)—some are earlier editions that have been updated or
expanded. Of interest to Miller scholars might be:
Chelsea House, 2003.
Contents: Introduction / Harold
Bloom -- Biography of Arthur Miller /
Cookie Lommel -- Arthur Miller : An Introduction / Neil Heims -- The
Action and its Significance : Arthur Miller's Struggle with Dramatic
Form / Orm Overland -- Miller and Things / Marianne Boruch -- From Honors at Dawn to Death of a Salesman : Marxism and
the Early Plays of Arthur Miller / Helge Normann Nilsen.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2007.
Contents: Arthur Miller's The
Crucible and the Salem Witch
Trials: A Historian's View / Edward
S. Morgan -- The Wooster Group, Arthur Miller, and The Crucible / David Savran -- All My Sons and Paternal Authority
/ James A. Robinson -- Unsafe Convictions: Unhappy Confessions in The Crucible / Valerie Lowe -- Death of a Salesman and American
Leadership: Life Imitates Art / John S. Shockley -- Issues of Identity
Glass: A Humanist
Response to a Postmodern World / Susan C.W. Abbotson -- Personality
Wins the Day: Death of a Salesman
and Popular Sales Advice Literature / Brenda Murphy -- A Portrait of
Arthur Miller / Jeffrey Meyers -- Death
of a Salesman vs. Columbia
Pictures: the Strange Case of Career of a Salesman / Kevin
Kerrane -- Finishing the Picture: Arthur Miller, 1915-2005 / Laurence
Goldstein -- Miller's Tale: The Playwright Drew a Line between Reaching
Out and Selling Out / Wendy Smith -- Arthur Miller and the Art of the
Possible / Steven R. Centola.
Death of a Salesman. New
York : Chelsea House Publishers, 2007
Contents: Memory: Miller / Peter
Szondi -- Rhythm between Fathers and
of a Salesman /
Leah Hadomi -- Family Values in Death
of a Salesman / Steven R.
Centola -- The Crisis of Authenticity
of a Salesman and the
Tragic Muse / Stephen Barker -- Arthur Miller: Poet / Christopher
Bigsby -- Death of a Salesman at
Fifty: An Interview with Arthur Miller / Colby H. Kullman -- Miller's
Poetic Use of Demotic English in Death
of a Salesman / Frank
Ardolino -- Death of a Salesman at Fifty: Still
"coming home to roost" / Terry Otten -- Shame, Guilt, Empathy, and the
Search for Identity in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman / Fred Ribkoff
-- Setting the Scene : Death of a
Salesman and After the Fall
/ Austin E. Quigley
The Crucible. New York :
Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008.
Contents: Introduction / Harold
Bloom -- The
Crucible / Edward Murray --
History and Other Spectres in Arthur Miller's The Crucible / E. Miller Budick --
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
and the Salem WTrials: A Historian's View / Edmund S. Morgan --
Re(dis)covering the Witches in Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Feminist Reading /
Wendy Schissel -- Conscience and Community in An Enemy of the
People and The Crucible / Thomas P. Adler -- The Crucible in history / Arthur
Miller -- The Crucible to A Memory of Two
Mondays / Terry
Otten -- Interrogating The Crucible: Revisiting the Biographical,
Historical and Political Sources in Arthur Miller's Play / Stuart
Marlow -- Poetry and Politics in / Stephen A. Marino -- 'The
CrucibleThe Crucible' /
- Alan M. Wald’s Trinity of Passion: The
Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade. Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 2007, contains a chapter “Arthur
Miller's Missing Chapter” that considers Miller as a Marxist and his
relationship to socialism.
- Leslie Goss Erickson’s Re-visioning of the
Heroic Journey in Postmodern Literature : Toni Morrison, Julia Alvarez,
Arthur Miller, and American Beauty. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen,
2006, contains a chapter discussing Death
of a Salesman.
- Ryder Jordan-Finnegan’s Individuation and the
Power of Evil on the Nature of the Human Psyche: Studies in C.G. Jung,
Arthur Miller, and Shakespeare. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen,
2006, contains a discussion of After
- Chris Bigsby’s Remembering and
Imagining the Holocaust : the Chain of Memory. New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2006, contains a chapter “Arthur Miller:
- Powers, Retha and Kathy Kiernan,
eds. This Is My
Writers Share Their Favorite Work. San Francisco: Chronicle,
2005, contains extracts from Salesman
Beijing and Miller’s commentary on why he judges this to be his
favorite writing. He states, “I can’t think of another work of mine
that gave me as much pleasure in the writing as this one did,”
explaining the reason largely being he had not been intentionally
writing it for publication, but just to “keep the days from melting
into one another incoherently” (324). He asserts that “in spirit” he
feels this book contains some of his best work, in that it allows us to
see his enthusiasm (324).
- Couple of recent introductory
works: Amy Dunkleberger's A
Student's Guide to
Arthur Miller. Berkeley
Heights, NJ : Enslow, 2005, and Richard
Miller. New York: Marshall
Cavendish Benchmark, 2005.