ALA Conference Panel: Influence on/of Thornton Wilder

Join us for the 25th Annual American Literature Association Conference!

American Literature Association LogoFrom May 22 through May 25, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC will play host to literary scholars, enthusiasts, and more with a series of panels, readings, and other events.

Among the many captivating presentations, TWS will present the panel Influence on/of Thornton Wilder on Friday, May 23 during the 9:40-11:00am block. A summary of the panel is shown below:

Session 8-E Influence on/of Thornton Wilder
Friday, May 23, during the 9:40-11:00am block
Organized by the Thornton Wilder Society
Chair: Jackson R. Bryer, University of Maryland
1. “An ‘Absurd’ Pairing: Wilder, Beckett and the Benefit of Blurring Boundaries,” Tony Gunn, Florida State University
2.“Our Town (1940) Film Adaptation: Editing History in Transition,” Hsin Hsieh, National Taiwan University
3. “You Can’t Go Back Again: The Choice of Life and Death in Wilder’s Our Town and Ruhl’s Eurydice,” Wesley Longacre, University of Colorado-Boulder
4. “Thornton Wilder’s Influence on Post-War Germany and German Playwrights,” Yvonne Shafer, St. John’s University

To download the conference program or for information on procedures, paper proposals, fees, and other topics, please visit the 2014 ALA Conference webpage.