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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. VIII, No. 2
Summer-Fall 1984



The Eugene O'Neill Society, now officially an "allied organization" of the Modern Language Association, will hold its 1984 annual meeting, as it has in the past, during the MLA Convention, which this year will occur in Washington, D.C., after Christmas. All Society members are urged to attend the meeting, which will take place from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 28, in the Roosevelt Room of the Sheraton Washington Hotel. New members are welcome to join at that time, and current members may then renew for 1985, if they haven't already done so.

The annual session on Eugene O'Neill, this year directed by Society president Albert Wertheim, will take place in the Calvert Room of the same hotel on the next day, Saturday the 29th, from 9:00 to 10:15 p.m. (The Society's official debut under MLA auspices seems rigorously nocturnal!) Four speakers will address the topic, "Eugene O'Neill's 'The Possessors Dispossessed': A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions." The papers and speakers are the following:

"Con Melody and the Irish Yankee Tradition," by Norma Jenckes, Univ. of Cincinnati; "Drinking, Alcoholism and A Touch of the Poet," by Steven F. Bloom, Emmanuel College; "Closure and Enclosure in More Stately Mansions," by Thomas P. Adler, Purdue Univ; and "Deborah's Fairy Tale: More Stately Mansions and American History," by Susan Tuck, New Hampshire College.

The Society's executive committee will also meet during the MLA convention--probably before the aforementioned business meeting on the 28th. Board chairman Michael Hinden will inform its members of the time and place.



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