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 and
content lists 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,
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
or solicit us for ideas/assistance.
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.
CFP: May 2014 ALA
AMS sponsors two sessions.
For information about the overall conference check out the American
Literature Association (ALA) website (http://americanliterature.org).
In recent years the American Dramatist Societies have tried to offer
panels at the ALA on the same topic: for 2014 this will be each
playwright's influence on other playwrights (or other playwright's
influence on them). The Arthur
Miller Society would like to organize one of their two panels around
the idea of: "Arthur Miller's influence on other playwrights." Please
send abstracts/papers on this topic to Sue
Abbotson by the end of December 2013. We are also looking for
papers to form a second panel--and you can send those to the same
person/e-mail/deadline (the three most original that best fit together
selected!). Papers should be between 15-20 minutes.
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)
Self and Tragedy
at the 129th Modern Language
Association (MLA) Convention,
Chicago, January 9-12, 2014
For a more detailed explanation of this presentation, download this .pdf.
This 75-minute round-table
discussion brings together scholars specializing in
cognitive/neurological approaches to literature and experts on Arthur
Miller to explore how cognitive studies inform our understanding of
Miller’s plays and how Miller’s particular conception of tragedy
informs our understanding of the ways humans construct a sense of self.
The discussion's purpose is to reveal Miller's plays as fertile
subjects for the cognitive approach to literature and to encourage
theater scholars in general to explore cognitive studies.
Hogan, University of
McConachie, University of
Marino, The Arthur
Miller Journal and St. Francis College
Language Association (NeMLA) convention,
Harrisburg, PA, on April 3-6 2014.
Session Title: Arthur Miller: An American Gadfly (sponsored by
Arthur Miller Society)
Co-Chairs: Stephen Marino:
Miller Journal, St. Francis College
and David Palmer: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
University: “Of Making a
One’s Own: Arthur Miller and the ‘Ideal’ Within.”
2. Kevin Brixton, University of
Paulo: “Ibsen in
Formal Choices of An/Un-American Gadfly.”
3. Claire Gleitman, Ithaca College: “Saint-Mamas,
the Single[Man]: False Idols in Death
of a Salesman.”
|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)
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 Miller experts in your area.
RECENT FILM INFORMATION:
- Playing for
Time is released now on Blu-ray; it includes a booklet included
with a new essay from film scholar Teri Ginsberg. Check out this review.
- 23 Oct. 2013, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will be screening
the East Coast premier of Stanley Kramer's newly restored 1951 film
version of Death of a Salesman as part of To Save and Project: The 11th
MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation at The Museum of
Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New
York, NY. Call 212-708-9400 or check the website. The World Premiere
screening of was presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in
the Billy Wilder Theater on August 9, 2013 as part of film series
entitled, "Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial," honoring the late
- 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,
- Playing for
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.
- A film version
of The Ride Down Mt. Morgan,
Kassell, starring Michael Douglas--though completed, has no plans for
- A film version
of The Man Who Had All the
Luck, directed by Scott
Ellis with screenplay by Rebecca Miller, has also been shelved.
- 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 poor--so a US release is unlikely.
My Sons 29 Aug-21 Sept., by
Sierra Repertory Theatre,13891 Mono Way, Sonora, CA. Call 209-532-3120
or check the website.
- All My Sons 15
May-7 June in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London,
NW1, UK. Directed by Timothy Sheader. Check London Theatre website
for more information—booking tickets in Dec.
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.
- All My Sons
16-19 Jan. by Mouse River Players Community Theatre, Arlene Theater at
115-1st St. SE, Minot, ND. Call 838-3939 or visit the website.
- All My Sons 1 Nov.-1 Dec. by Darlinghurst
Theatre Company at the newly refurbished Eternity Playhouse in Sydney,
Australia. Directed by Iain Sinclair, with Marshall Napier, Briallen
Clarke, Robin Goldsworthy, Anthony Gooley, Andrew Henry, Angus Moore,
Meredith Penman, Toni Scanlan, and Zac Ynfante. Designed by Luke Ede.
Call (02) 8356 9987 or check the website.
- The Price
7 Nov.-1 Dec. by Seven Angels Theater, 1 Plank Road, Historic Hamilton
Park Pavilion, Waterbury, CT. Directed by Semina DeLaurentis, with
Denise Walker, Charlie Kevin, Jon Krupp and Bruce Connelly. Call (203)
757-4676 or check the website.
- After the
Fall 14-30 Nov. by Oregon State University Theatre, on Main
Stage, Withycombe Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR. Directed by Elizabeth
Helman, with Joseph Workman, Andy Atkinson, Bryanna Rainwater, Brian
Greer, and Mitch Miller. Call 541 737 2853 or check
- All My Sons
28 -29 Nov. by The St Mark's Players, St Mark's Church Centre, Alma
Road, Reigate, Surrey, UK. Call 01737 764504, or check the website.
- I Can’t
Remember Anything 8-24 Nov. (in an evening alongside Elaine
May’s The Way of All Fish) as
an Equity Member Project Code Production in association with Playworks,
Theatre 9/12 and Women Seeking . . . A Theater Company West, Seattle,
WA. Directed by Paul O'Connell David S. Klein, and Ruth McRee. Call 425
390 4584, reserve tickets online,
or check out one of the websites of the participating groups for more
information: Playworks, Theatre 9/12, Women Seeking.
- The Crucible
14-24 Nov. by Alexander Showcase Theatre at the Alumnae Theatre, 70
Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Directed by Vincenzo
Sestito, with Patrick Brown, Andrea Brown, Seth Mukamal, Sharon Zehavi,
Nina Mason, Matthew Jensen and Arnie Zweig. Call (416) 324-1259 or
check the website.
- The Crucible
15-23 November, by Emu Heights Productions at the Joan Sutherland
Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW, Australia. Call 02 4723 7600 or
check the website.
- The Crucible
14-24 Nov. St. Bart’s Players, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave.,
Manhattan, NY. Directed by Michael Joseph Ormond, with David Salyers,
Rebekah Madebach, Katherine Weall, Joe Gambino, Dominic Paolillo,
Marissa Ranalli, and Erich Werner. Call 212-378-0248 or check the website.
- All My Sons
13-24 Nov. by University of Alabama, Wilson Theatre, 301 Sparkman
Drive, Huntsville, AL. Directed by David Harwell and Patricia Kiley,
with Dorothy Weems, Sally Anderson and Chad Thomas. Call 256-824-6871
or check the website.
- All My Sons
21-23 Nov. by Niles North Theatre Department in the Drama Performance
Center, 9800 Lawler, Skokie, IL. Directed by Timothy Ortmann, with
Nathan Selinger, Teresa Franks, Martin Wiviott, Simon Gebremedhin,
Sabina Dzelilovic, Phil Klafta, Amy Hagedorn, Jaquelyn Shannon, Tommy
Montgomery and Eric Simon. Scenic Designers, Nathan Selinger and Noah
Zeidman. Call (847) 626-2122 or check the website. A free community
performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 21.
Events/News/Releases for 2013 (Link to Archive for
Arthur Miller Theater at the
University of Michigan
10-13 July, a new theatrical reimagining of Death of a Salesman,
trimmed, rewritten and set in the present by Brooklyn-based 600
Highwaymen, in what used to be an Express clothing store in the Pier 17
shopping mall at the South Street Seaport . Presented by Abigail
Browde and Michael Silverstone; six actors, including Stacey J. Dotson,
Derek Kolluri, and Lana Dieterich share the role of Willy Loman
(Dieterich also plays Linda Loman), and a 7-year-old plays Willy’s
boss, Howard. The play premiered last spring at an arts festival in
Austin, Texas, and is now part of the River to River NYC festival. To
reserve a free tickets, go to: rivertorivernyc.com.
to an piece about a the original draft of the Life article,
"My Wife Marilyn," that Miller wrote about Monroe back in 1958.
- July 2013, at Contemporary
American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Liz Duffy Adams’s A Discourse on the
Wonders of the Invisible World premiered, featuring Abigail
Williams and Mercy Lewis ten years on from The Crucible.
- Calling all those interested in joining
the Edward Albee Society, a newly formed nonprofit and an international
organization whose members will join in the exploration of
Albee’s life and works by means of historical and critical writing,
artistic performances on stage, film, television, radio and recordings,
by the amassing of historical documentation, and by publications and
conference presentations devoted to Albee and his plays. The subjects
of study shall include not only Albee and his works, but all aspects of
the American and World Theatre he has affected by his own work in
theatre as a playwright, director and producer. Furthermore the Albee
Society will support efforts that affirm the notion of drama as
literature, and encourage projects that support new dramatic work by
new playwrights, as an extension of Edward Albee’s own Playwrights
Unit, which he founded in 1963 with his producing partners Richard Barr
and Clinton Wilder. Annual membership dues are $30. (Dues and
donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.) Your dues
and donations will help us pay for our 501C3 application fee, designing
and registering our website, and our online journal, The Albee Review,
as well as other organizational costs. Members receive access to the
annual Albee Review, which
will include photos, interviews, reviews, and insightful and
provocative articles about Albee’s life and works. Members who provide
us with their e-mail address will be kept up to date on Albee-related
publications, performances, and events around the country. Please fill
out the membership form
and send it, along with a check made out to “The Edward Albee Society,”
to Dr. David A. Crespy, Department of Theatre, University of Missouri,
129 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211.
- 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)
- Intertextuality in
American Drama: Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell,
Thonton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Other Playwrights. Eds. Drew
Eisenhauer and Brenda Murphy. North Carolina and London: MacFarland,
2013. Contains two new essays on Miller.
- 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.