MILLER EVENTS
Scroll down to view Calls for papers, Conferences and panels, Current productions,
and Special events, as well as links to archives for past events.
We would appreciate it if you could send us any current information for the following categories to make them as detailed as possible; include past, current and future events so that people can use this 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.

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 other conferences, such as MLA, SAMLA, CDC, American Studies, ATHE--please contact our current President, Sue Abbotson, 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.

Ongoing CFP:
Looking for 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.
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.

Special Call: Volume 9 will be a double edition, to be published for Fall 2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of After the Fall and Incident at Vichy.

The year 2014 marks the fiftieth year since After the Fall and Incident at Vichy had their premieres at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre. Both plays were fraught with controversy at their debuts. After the Fall marked Miller's return to the New York stage after a nine-year hiatus marked by his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, his writing of the various versions of The Misfits, his divorce from Monroe, his marriage to Inge Morath, and his correspondence at the Nazi War trials in Frankfurt. After the Fall's premier in January 1964 was the result of his alliance with the newly formed Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre; Incident at Vichy's premier in December would end his association with the company.

These events seem ripe for re-consideration and evaluation. Thus, the editors invite essays that discuss any aspect of these plays, their place in Miller's canon, their connection to Miller's life and political views, and their status as Holocaust drama. Submission deadline is June 2014.
Essays should be sent as email attachments to: smarino@sfc.edu.
Essays should conform to the MLA Style Manual and not exceeed 8000 words.
Essays are blind vetted.

CALL FOR PAPERS    
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.    
 
For issue 2.2 (2014), we invite papers engaging in close readings of plays that also touch upon
historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological
aspects of contemporary drama, theatre, and performance.
Essays should be no
longer than 8,000 words (including notes and bibliography) and should be
formatted according to MLA style (7th edition, 2009). Deadline for issue 2.2 (2014) is 15 June 2014.    
  
ESSAY CONTRIBUTIONS 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  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
)

Members, especially, please make every effort possible
to attend these following conference panels
and support the continuation of Arthur Miller scholarship.

American Literature Association (ALA) convention
Washington D. C. on May 22-25 2014

Arthur Miller Society panels and Business Meeting will all take place on Saturday May 24th 2014 (tentative times)

15G: Arthur Miller and Literary Influences  (8.10-9.20 am)

Chair:
Stephen Marino, St. Francis College

1.      “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman: The Trojan Horse of Mid-20th Century Spanish Theatre,” Ramón Espejo, University of Seville
2.      “Miller’s Morality and O’Neill’s Despair,” David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
3.      “Arthur Miller’s Self-Other Conflict and the Influence of Ibsenesque Temporality in The Ride Down Mt. Morgan,” Lew Livesay, Saint Peter’s University

16N: The Owl and the Pussycat: The Influence of Marilyn Monroe on Arthur Miller  (11.00 am-12.20 pm)

Video followed by respondents and a moderated discussion
Moderator: George Castellitto, Felician College
Respondents: Stephen Marino, St. Francis College
David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

19P: Arthur Miller Society Business Meeting  (2.00-3.20 pm)
 

For information about the overall conference check out the American Literature Association (ALA) website (http://americanliterature.org).

An Exciting Panel on Arthur Miller
has been submitted for inclusion at the
January 2015 MLA Conference in Vancouver:
we'll let you know more details once it gets accepted.

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)

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.

RECENT FILM INFORMATION: 

  • Productions During 2015
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Productions During 2014
  • Special Events/News/Releases for 2014 (Link to Archive for past years)

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    Inside the Arthur Miller Theater at the University of Michigan
    Recent Books on Miller (2011--current)   Archive 2005-2010