Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance

Conference Announcement

The 13th International Arthur Miller Conference

October 18-20, 2019

Sponsored by the Arthur Miller Society


Ashland University | Ashland, Ohio

Conference Topic: Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance

The 13th International Arthur Miller Conference gathers in the Midwest at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio to discuss the relevance of Arthur Miller in 2019. 

The conference will include discussion of the relevance of Miller’s life and works from his roots, sources and early plays through the politics in his plays and his work as adapter.  Miller’s works will be compared with other playwrights both past and present.

The keynote address will be delivered by distinguished Arthur Miller scholar Susan C. W. Abbotson of Rhode Island College. She is the author of A Critical Companion to Arthur Miller and Student Companion to Arthur Miller and numerous articles on Miller.

The conference will include staged readings of scenes from Miller’s plays and the Ashland University Department of Theatre will present their production of Miller’s An Enemy of the People on Saturday evening, October 19.

The registration fee includes all meals (Friday reception, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch) and a ticket to An Enemy of the People. Undergraduates - no fee, but registration required

The conference will begin with a reception on Friday evening @ 6 p.m. Sessions are scheduled throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday morning. All meals and sessions will take place in the Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. The conference will conclude early Sunday afternoon.

For further information, see the Arthur Miller Society website.

To register, see the form below.

You may also contact the conference director:

Teresa Durbin-Ames
Ashland University


When: Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
Where: John C. Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio


Blocks of rooms have been reserved (Oct. 17 – 20) for the Arthur Miller Society at the following hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites
2055 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Rate: $109/night + tax (reserve by Sept. 19)
Online Booking Link:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1392 Enterprise Pkwy
Ashland, OH 44805
Rate: $104 + tax (reserve by Aug. 16)
Online registration Block Code: AMS

Ashland is about an hour from the Cleveland Hopkins and Akron/Canton airports and about 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Columbus airport.

Guests may want to coordinate flights and share a rental car, Uber, Lyft, etc. Wooster Transit has shuttles to and from these three airports. Shuttle requests can be made at

The hotels are about a 10-minute drive from campus. Shuttles/vans will be provided to get guests to and from the hotels to conference events on campus.

Conference Fee before September 16, 2019:
$150 Faculty
$125 Retired Faculty & Independent Scholars
$100 Graduate Students

Conference Fee after September 16, 2019
$175 Faculty
$150 Retired Faculty & Independent Scholars
$100 Graduate Students

Registration Form

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Registration is free for undergraduate students

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