MLA Convention Session on Modern American Drama and Racism
The Eugene O’Neill Society organized Session 559, a round-table discussion scheduled for next Saturday afternoon at 3:30: “The Duality of Eugene O’Neill on Race.” Panelists will explore why O’Neill was seen as a progressive in the 1920s and 1930s and yet his plays seem racist today. Although the discussion will begin with a focus on O’Neill, we expect it to range widely over modern American drama and the development of our understanding of racism over the past century.
Here is a link to the description of the session in the convention program.
Here is a link to the Eugene O’Neill Society website.
More detail about the session and the panelists is in the attached document.
Thank you for considering this session.
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