After Beckett

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference (April 4-6, 2019 in Orlando)
contact email: 

Three decades after his death in 1989, Samuel Beckett remains one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary drama. This panel seeks to examine plays written “after Beckett”: that is, plays written since 1989 which stage an intertextual conversation with one or more of Beckett’s plays. I will be presenting a paper on Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play Pass Over. I am looking for two additional papers to complete the panel.

Interested participants in the “After Beckett” panel should send abstracts of no more than 250 words [including name, paper title, institutional affiliation and rank (if applicable), and contact information] by October 31, 2018 to Graley Herren at

The keynote speaker for this year’s Comparative Drama Conference will be Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. All papers presented at CDC 2019 are eligible for publication consideration in the annual book series Text & Presentation after being expanded into full-length research papers. For more information see the conference website: