[UPDATE] Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays--Edited Collection (1/1/11 & 7/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Y. Bennett/University of Wisconsin-Whitewater & Benjamin D. Carson/Bridgewater State University
contact email: 
bennettm@uww.edu

Although Eugene O’Neill’s work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O’Neill began his career writing one-act plays, including his justly famous “Sea Plays,” associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This current collection aims to fill the gap by examining O’Neill’s one-act plays, during what can be considered O’Neill’s formative writing years, and the formative period of American drama.

It is our hope that a wide-ranging investigation (i.e., book-length collection of essays) into O’Neill’s one-acts will shed light on a less-explored part of his career, and thus assist scholars in understanding O’Neill’s entire oeuvre.

We NOW have a very interested publisher and have secured abstracts from some of the leading O’Neill scholars.

We seek essays on any aspect of O’Neill’s one-act plays. To be considered for the collection, please submit 250-500 word abstracts by January 1, 2011. (If your abstract is accepted, your completed essay will be due on July 1, 2011.) Questions, inquiries, and/or abstracts should be sent to Benjamin D. Carson (Benjamin.Carson@bridgew.edu) and/or Michael Y. Bennett (bennettm@uww.edu).

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