In May 2013, The Thornton Wilder Society will once again take part in the American Literature Association Conference.
In conjunction with other drama societies we invite proposals for a panel on Thornton Wilder and the Theater of Engagement. The topic includes historical, cultural, philosophical and/or political engagement in collaboration with other artists and/or the audience. The Society solicits proposals dealing with both Wilder’s dramatic (including production case studies) and non-dramatic texts (screenplays, novels, essays, speeches, correspondence), as well as proposals prompted by Penelope Niven’s just published biography Thornton Wilder: A Life (HarperCollins).
Please send 300-word proposals, including name, academic affiliation, e-mail address, paper title, and abstract to:
Park Bucker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina Sumter
Deadline: January 25, 2013
Graduate students and beginning scholars are encouraged to submit a proposal.
The 24th annual American Literature Association Conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit the 2013 ALA Conference webpage: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/american_literature_association_2013.htm
Update: The proposal deadline has been extended until January 25, 2013.
Update 2: We are no longer taking proposals. The cut off date was January 25, 2013. Thanks to all those who contributed their work.