2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

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Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
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We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder's work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s––as a dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, librettist, essayist, lecturer, adapter, translator, teacher, and scholar; and from any critical perspective (e.g., gender studies, queer theory, and post-structuralist theory). Given Wilder's connection to Newport, we also encourage papers that deal with Wilder and Newport. Furthermore, because Wilder's relationship to his family was important to his life and art, we welcome papers dealing with the work of his siblings and his parents. We invite proposals from graduate students, established scholars, and independent scholars of all nationalities, in American, English, and comparative literature, American studies and history, the classics, religion, music, and other fields. For full CFP, go to www.thorntonwildersociety.org

Please send a 250-500-word proposal (noting any audio/visual requests) along with a brief CV or biographical statement to Jackson R. Bryer at jbryer@umd.edu.

The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014; presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 1, 2014.