Undergraduate Student Emerging Scholars Panel: August Wilson Society 2020 Colloquium 

By Michael Downing
(from press releases)

CALL FOR PAPERS: cropped-august-wilson-society-logo-jan-2017-1.jpg

Undergraduate Student Emerging Scholars Panel:
August Wilson Society 2020 Colloquium 

August Wilson on the Margins—Understudied and Underrepresented
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
March 12 – 15, 2020

Submissions Due: November 1, 2019
Notification for Accepted Submissions: December 1, 2019 

The August Wilson Society (AWS) seeks essay submissions for its 2020 Biennial Colloquium Undergraduate Student Emerging Scholars Panel. Papers may consider any topic related to August Wilson studies.

A total of three submissions will be selected for the panel. Each panelist will have fifteen minutes to deliver their paper. Additionally, papers will receive critical feedback during the session from a select panel of scholars. Submissions are welcome from anyone currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The highest quality papers will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Quality of writing
  3. Quality of research
  4. Critical and/or theoretical approach

Submissions should be 7-8 pages in length, double-spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Please use either Chicago or MLA style citations.

All submissions must include your name, paper title, school affiliation, and contact information (telephone number and email address).

E-mail your completed essay submission as an MSWord attachment to augustwilson2020@gmail.com.Please type “AWS Undergraduate Panel BTA Emerging Scholars Panel” in the subject heading.

Pedro Alvarado & Chelsea Adams
August Wilson Society Undergraduate Colloquium Coordinators


Inaugural Edition of the August Wilson Journal Published on June 21, 2019

Mural 5 cropped avatarBy Michael Downing

I’m happy to announce that the inaugural edition of the August Wilson Journal has been published (officially, on June 21, 2019).

The August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal, promoting the study, teaching, and performance of Mr. Wilson’s work.

The journal invites scholarship on August Wilson, including literary analyses, biographical research, performance studies, historical research, interviews, bibliography, notes, and book/performance reviews.  All critical approaches welcomed.  Submissions will be judged by acknowledged experts.

Material may be submitted directly via the journal website.  Simply create an account and initiate a new submission as an author.

Audio and video submissions are encouraged and will be considered.  Works of verse, drama, or fiction will not be published.

Send questions to the editors care of:

Michael Downing

This project is a culmination of more than four years and approximately 1,000 hours of work.  Thanks to the publisher, the University of Pittsburgh, for their unceasing support.  Thanks, also, to the team of authors, reviewers, advisers, and supporters.

Click here to view the issue.

Click here to visit the journal’s front page and see the call for papers.