Schedule for the International O Neill Conference Danville California

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					                       Schedule for the International O’Neill Conference
                                       Danville, California
                                        June 11 – 15, 2008


1:00 p. m.   Eugene O’Neill Society Board Meeting
3:00 p.m.    Registration opens at Hotel
7:30 p.m.    Welcome from the Conference Sponsors
             Brenda Murphy, Martha Lee & Gary Schaub
             Keynote Panel: O’Neill’s Global Intertext
             Chair: Steven Bloom, Lasell College
             Eileen Herrmann-Miller, Dominican University of California
             The International O’Neill: The Formation of a Global Identity
             Michael O’Neill, Lafayette College, Ghosts Haunting the Present:
             O’Neill’s Long Shadow and Conor McPherson’s “The Weir”
             Randy Gener, American Theatre Magazine, Playing Fast & Loose:
             Lars Norén and the Swedish Obsession with Eugene O’Neill
             Luc Gilleman, Smith College, “The Dead Seize the Living”:
             Eugene O’Neill’s Voice in Lars Norén’s “Silence”


8:30 a.m.    Bus Shuttle to Tao House
             Optional Tour of Tao House

9:00 a.m.    Panel : Issues of Biography (at Tao House)
             Chair: J. Chris Westgate, California State University, Fullerton
             Herman Daniel Farrell, III, University of Kentucky, Catholic Boyhood:
             O’Neill’s Brief Respite from a Tragic Sense of Life
             Robert A. Richter, Connecticut College, O’Neill in Buenos Aires
             William Davies King, University of California, Santa Barbara,
             From Agnes to Carlotta: Eugene O’Neill Sees the World
             Richard Eaton, University of West Virginia and Madeline Smith,
             California University of Pennsylvania, Little Miss Moffat: The
             Queen of Mean Before Gene
             (or optional tour of Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site by NPS)

10:45 a.m    Performance in Old Barn at Tao House
             The Sea Chanties
11:30 a.m.   Shuttles return to downtown Danville
             visit the O’Neill Commemorative, and
             The Museum of the San Ramon Exhibit Lunch on your own. Back to Hotel.
2:00 p.m.   Panel: Issues of Psychology (at hotel)
            Chair: Erika Rundle, Mount Holyoke College
            John C. Iverson, Texas State University, Freudian Psychological
            Components of O’Neill as Revealed in “The Iceman Cometh”
            Bette Mandl, Suffolk University, Imagining the Mind: Eugene
            O’Neill’s Scientific Legacy
            Martha Bower, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Triangulation,
            Co-dependence and the Indeterminate Self in O’Neill, Beckett, Pinter, and
            Rym Chakraous, Higher Institute of Applied Languages, Moknine,
            Tunisia. Alienation in O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

3:45 p.m.   Panel: Issues of Culture
            Chair: Daniel Larner, Western Washington University
            Drew Eisenhauer, University of Maryland, O’Neill’s Early Reception
            Reconsidered: Some Greenwich Village Sources
            Glenda E. Gill, Michigan Technological University, A Call to Restore
            The Classics at Selected Historically Black Colleges: For Example, Eugene
            Thomas F. Connolly, Suffolk University, All-Amerikan Playwright? Central
            Europe and Eugene O’Neill’s Cultural Critique
            John P. Diggins, CUNY Graduate School, A Mind in Exile

5:30 p.m.   Susan Glaspell Society Panel: Performing Race, Gender,
            and Nation: Susan Glaspell,
            Eugene O’Neill and the Modern Drama Classroom
            Chair: Monica Stufft, University of California
            Monica Stufft, University of California, Berkeley, American Bodies: Intersections
            of Race and Gender in “The Emperor Jones” and
            Francesca Coppa, Muhlenberg College, Divided by a Common Language:
            O’Neill, Glaspell and the European Modern Drama Tradition
            Michael Winetsky, CUNY, Performing Liberalism: Empathy and Protest
            in an Age of Nationalist Fervor
7:00 p.m.   No Host cocktails
7:30 p.m.   Conference Banquet & Awards program at hotel

9:00 a.m      Panel: O’Neill on Stage
              Chair: Felicia Hardison Londré, University of Missouri-Kansas City
              George Monteiro, Brown University, Jero Magon, Stager of O’Neill
              Thierry Dubost, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France,
              Ah, Frenchness! O’Neill’s Uncertain Status on the French Stage
              Yvonne Shafer, Ah! Wilderness as Musical Theatre

10:30 a.m.    A Critics’ Circle: Challenges to the Theatre:
              Staging O’Neill and the Modern Masters
              Moderator, Jackson Bryer, University of Maryland
              Robert Brustein, Suffolk University and Harvard University
              Harry J. Elam, Jr., Stanford University
              Theodore Mann, Circle in the Square Theatre
              Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

12:30 p.m.    Winery tour and light lunch.

5:30-8 p.m.   Book signing by conference authors, Theodore Mann
              (hospitality Suite)
8:30 p.m.     The Genius in His Soul:
              performance of poems and songs at the hotel


9:00 a.m.     O’Neill Society Annual meeting
10:30 a.m.    Panel: O’Neill and American Culture
              Chair: Yvonne Shafer
              Maya Koreneva, Gorky Institute of World Literature, Russia,
              History in “The Iceman Cometh”
              Laurin Porter, University of Texas-Arlington, Paradise Lost:
              The Tragic Vision of O’Neill’s Historical Cycle and Faulkner’s
              Yoknapatawpha Saga
              Robert Combs, George Washington University, O’Neill: The Unwritten Chapter
              in D. H. Lawrence’s “Studies in Classic American Literature”
              Steven Bloom, Lasell College, Prime-Time O’Neill

1:30 p.m.     Panel: O’Neill and European Culture
              Chair: Cynthia McCown, Beloit College
              Kurt Eisen, Tennessee Tech University, O’Neill and Brecht
              in California: The Tao of Modern Drama
              P. K. Brask, The University of Winnipeg, Canada, The Ape and the Elephant
                Michael Lopez, University of North Dakota, Issues of Community:
                Identity and Belonging in O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night”
                and Kierkegaard’s “Works of Love”
                Rupendra Guha Majumdar, Ramjas College, Delhi University, India,
                O’Neill, Ancient Mariner, Wedding Guest

3:15 p.m.       Roundtable: The Visionary Artistry and
                ‘Politics’ of Eugene O’Neill: Can We Talk?
                Moderated by Eileen Herrmann-Miller, Dominican University of California
                Jeff Cohen, Dominican University of California: The Rebelliousness of Eugene
                O’Neill and Friedrich Nietzsche
                Daniel Larner, Western Washington University, O’Neill’s Social Vision: The Trap
                between Psyche and Society
                Cynthia McCown, Beloit College, Politics and the Times:
                O’Neill in his Formative Years
                Rosemary McLaughlin, Drew University,
                Saloons, Salons, and Silk Strikes
                Marcia Noe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
                Re-Imagining Radical Stagecraft: Intertextuality in the Early
                Plays of Susan Glaspell and Eugene O’Neill
                Samuel J. Bernstein, Northeastern University,
                O’Neill and Robeson: Some Matters to Consider

                An Evening At Tao House
5:00-6:00 p.m   Shuttles depart for Tao House
                O’Neill’s Jazz, by O’Neill’s Night Sounds jazz quartet
                BBQ al fresco
8:00 p.m.       Performance of Tomorrow by Word for Word in the old barn


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