Power, Identity, and Relationships in August Wilson’s Work SAMLA 91

deadline for submissions: 
May 25, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
The August Wilson Society
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August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.

The August Wilson Society seeks conference papers for our SAMLA 91 panel (November 8-10, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia) that focus on how Wilson’s work defines power, relationships, and identity, both communally and individually. Topics that deal with August Wilson’s personal legacy in regard to the Hill District and his work are also welcome. All accepted presenters must be members of the August Wilson Society to participate. To become a member, please visit http://library.howard.edu/augustwilsonsociety/.

Please submit a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, chelsea.adams@unlv.edu, by May 25, 2019.