Deadline Approaching: The Plays of Anne Washburn

deadline for submissions: 
April 3, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference
contact email: 

As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.

The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:

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

Washburn’s interest in 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 (Shipwreck)

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 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.