24th Annual American Literature Association Conference 2013

“The Theater of Engagement: The Provincetown Players and the Great War”
Chaired and organized by Sharon Friedman, Gallatin School, NYU

In their interdisciplinary study 1915: The Cultural Moment, Adele Heller and Lois Rudnick observe that progressive groups in New York’s Greenwich Village devoted to creating “a millennium of social peace and justice on American shores, faced the paralyzing horror of the Great War, now entering its second of four years.” Continue reading

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Justice Served Symposia at MU 2012

Patricia Bryan at MUProf. Cheryl Black directed Trifles and Milbre Burch presented her original monologue directed by Emily A. Rollie, “Sometimes I Sing,” a moving sequel to Trifles, as part of a triple bill including a new adaptation by cfrancis blackchild of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” entitled “The Devil’s Own” and directed by Laura M. Nelson, all under the umbrella title “Justice Served.” The interdisciplinary symposia at University of Missouri featured visiting scholars Patricia L. Bryan (Chapel Hill), ISGS member and author of Midnight Assassin: Murder in America’s Heartland, and Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd (University of Georgia). The performances were sold out and the postshow discussions, led by Bryan and Boyd, were fabulous! Continue reading

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Pioneering Women Producers

J. Ellen Gainor lectured on Glaspell at an event hosted by the League of Professional Theatre Women on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 35th Street, New York City. The documentary … Continue reading

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Self and Space in the Theater of Susan Glaspell (McFarland 2011)

Published by McFarland, Noelia Hernando-Real’s exploration of eleven Glaspell plays written between 1915 and 1943 focuses on one of her major themes, the interplay between place and identity. Hernando-Real examines the means Glaspell employs to engage her characters in proxemical and verbal dialectics with the forces of place that turn them into victims of location, and her characters’ attempts to escape the influence of territoriality and shape identities of their own. Continue reading

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4th International Conference on American Drama and Theater

“The Romance of Theater: American Drama and its Stories,” May 28-30, 2012, Seville, Spain. Noelia Hernando-Real chaired the Glaspell Society panel, featuring papers by Cheryl Black, Michael Winetsky, and Nieves Alberola Crespo. A large contingent of Glaspellians attended this conference hosted by the University of Seville in beautiful Andalucia, Spain!
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2011 Business Meeting Minutes

Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Eugene O’Neill International Conference, Gallatin Building, NYU, New York City. In attendance: Cheryl Black, Martha Carpentier, Drew Eisenhauer, Sherry Engle, Sharon Friedman, J. Ellen Gainor, Noelia Hernando-Real, Basia Ozieblo, Michael Winetsky. 1) Martha Carpentier, … Continue reading

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Eugene O’Neill Society 8th International Conference 2011

June 22-26, Greenwich Village, NY. The Susan Glaspell Society was once again pleased to be participating in the International Eugene O’Neill Conference with a full day of events on Saturday, June 25th, 2011, including a panel, “The Beloved Community: The Provincetown Players in Context,” then a concert reading of “Performing Bohemia,” followed by a Provincetown “Fish House” Punch reception. Continue reading

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22nd Annual American Literature Association Conference 2011

May 26-29, Boston MA. Panel: “Dramatizing Ideas: Hybrids, Heterodoxies, and Humanisms in Greenwich Village.” Chair: Michael Winetsky. The Glaspell Society is pleased to present its panel as part of the Five Dramatists Societies’ series of associated panels at ALA 2011 … Continue reading

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Teaching SG

Well, friends and fellow Glaspellians, we finally have our teaching blog and I am officially a blogger! Please comment on your experiences teaching Glaspell’s plays and/or fiction. How do students react? How do you engage them with Glaspell’s texts? How do you contextualize … Continue reading

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International Conference on American Drama 2010

Oct. 29-30, Kean University, Union NJ. Panel: “The Significance of Susan Glaspell to American Drama and Performance.” Chair: Linda Ben-Zvi, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University. Papers:  “Re-Visiting Bernice in the 21st Century,” Sharon Friedman, Gallatin School of New York University; … Continue reading

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