David Henry Hwang Society Panel at Comparative Drama Conference, April 2018

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
David Henry Hwang Society
contact email: 

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society 

Comparative Drama Conference

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida


In light of the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly (opening in October 2017) we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts that address this production (some possible topics: Taymor’s vision of the play, Hwang’s changes to the play, the timeliness of M. Butterfly, the casting of Clive Owen as Gallimard, or a comparison with the original production).  Recognizing that not everyone will get a chance to see the play before abstracts are due, we also seek abstracts on the play in general.


In addition, we always welcome proposals on a variety of different Hwang related topics, including, but not limited to, Hwang’s legacy in the American dramatic canon and his influence on contemporary playwrights.


Papers should be 15 minutes in length and written for oral presentation.  Please submit a 250 word abstract in English to wboles@rollins.edu by December 1, 2017.  Please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your abstract within three days, please e-mail compdrama@rollins.edu.


Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation by the David Henry Hwang Society are expected to attend the conference.


See http://www.comparativedramaconference.org for more details on the conference.


For more information on the Society, see:



The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.


If you are interested in being a member of the society (no charge), please send an e-mail to wboles@rollins.edu.