Extended Abstract Deadline for The Plays of Anne Washburn

deadline for submissions: 
November 6, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference
contact email: 

Since Anne Washburn will be our Keynote Guest at the Comparative Drama Conference, we offer a proposed panel on her plays.


The Plays of Anne Washburn


The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn.  The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:


Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays

Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)

Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump 

Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights


Papers should be 15 minutes in length, written for oral presentation, and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English to Dr. William C. Boles at compdrama@rollins.edu by 3 November 2019. Please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Abstracts must present a clear argument and have an appropriate scope (usually two or fewer works).  Please send your abstract in .docx, .txt, or .rtf format.  If possible, please avoid sending a .pdf.


For more information about the conference itself, visit http://comparativedramaconference.org/.