New board members and a change in Assistant Editorship

Greetings Pinter members,

Just a quick note to let you know that we have some changes on The Harold Pinter Review Board.

Dr. Lance Norman will be stepping down as the Assistant Editor, and Dr. Judith Roof will become the Assistant Editor. Dr. Norman will remain on the board. And I would l like to take a few moments to thank him for his hard work on the Review. He was with the review when it started in 2016, and we had an incredible amount of work to do to set up the Editorial Manager, negotiate Penn State Press devise the letters, the parameters, etc. He is also a wonderful and generous reader who offers comments and suggestions for improvement. He does everything he can to understand the author’s argument and gently points out places where the argument could be strengthened. He is a wonderful edito, and colleague. We will miss him, but we are grateful that he will be on the Board! Thank you Dr. Norman, and congratulations on your new child, Beckett.

We also added two new board members listed below.

Dr. Matthew Roberts

Assistant Professor and Librarian for English and Drama

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Professor Graham Saunders

Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama

Department of Drama & Theatre Arts

University of Birmingham

UK

We look forward to working with you and them on our next issue of The Harold Pinter Review.

Best,

Ann C. Hall, Editor

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Good News and CFPS

Don’t forget to join the International Harold Pinter Society, if you have not. Essays for the next volume are due 1 August 2021. If you are interested in submitting a presentation to the Midwest Modern Language Association to be held in Milwaukee, WI in November 2021, please send me a 500 word abstract by 15 April 2021. Finally, good news, The Harold Pinter Reviewhas been approved for inclusion in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences, or ERIH PLUS for short!
Best,
Ann

Ann C. Hall, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

The Department of Comparative Humanities

Editor, The Harold Pinter Review

303 Humanities Bldg.

Louisville, KY 40292

502-852-7134

ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Harold Pinter Review–Membership and CFP

Just a friendly reminder and an additional CFP.

Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics, Volume 5, The Harold Pinter Review

Please join or renew your membership to receive volume 5 of The Harold Pinter Review. Essays by Judith Roof, Arka Chattopadhay, Lucy Jefferey, Russell Vandenbrouke, Robert Berry Fleming (Artistic Director of Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), and David Chaack address Harold Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics: Pinter, COVID, and Black Lives Matter.

Stephen Watt, Peter Lawson, Pim Verhist contribute essay that address power, language, and inter-and trans-mediality.

From the Pinter Archives, Jamie Andrews and Zoe Wilcox provide updates and observations.

Matra Alatawi provides our first non-Pinter essay on Irish drama and narrative. And Matthew Roberts provides our first essay on Pinter and pedagogy. And we hope more will follow.

Reviews include a brief statement by James Fox who played the young man in Pinter and Losey’s 1963 film The Servant.

Please join by 1 April 2021.

https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

CFP: Essays for Volume 6 of The Harold Pinter Review are due 1 August 2021.

https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

CFP: The International Harold Pinter Society is seeking essays on Pinter’s screenplays for the Midwest Modern Language Association meeting to be held in Milwaukee, WI November 4-7. Please send 500-word abstracts with title and your email to ann.hall. Please send them by 15 April 2021.

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Harold Pinter Review–Membership and CFP

Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics, Volume 5, The Harold Pinter Review

Please join or renew your membership to receive volume 5 of The Harold Pinter Review. Essays by Judith Roof, Arka Chattopadhay, Lucy Jefferey, Russell Vandenbrouke, Robert Berry Fleming (Artistic Director of Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), and David Chaack address Harold Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics: Pinter, COVID, and Black Lives Matter.

Stephen Watt, Peter Lawson, Pim Verhist contribute essay that address power, language, and inter-and trans-mediality.

From the Pinter Archives, Jamie Andrews and Zoe Wilcox provide updates and observations.

Matra Alatawi provides our first non-Pinter essay on Irish drama and narrative. And Matthew Roberts provides our first essay on Pinter and pedagogy. And we hope more will follow.

Reviews include a brief statement by James Fox who played the young man in Pinter and Losey’s 1963 film The Servant.

Please join by 1 April 2021.

https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

Essays for Volume 6 are due 1 August 2021.

https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

Penn State Press BTW will now work with Duke UP.

Best,

Ann C. Hall, President

ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Harry Burton and The Homecoming Friday 2/5 at 2PM EST/7PMGMT

Harry Burton’s Working with Pinter on Zoom will feature Dr. Katherine Katherine H. Burkman and Dr. Ann C. Hall during a discussion on Pinter’s The Homecoming. We will also hear from Sir Peter Hall (still dead) and even have time for rehearsals. Pay what you can. Friday, February 5, 2PM EST/7PM GMT

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/runatitshouting/480208

Also, don’t forget to renew your membership or join The International Harold Pinter Society before 1 April to receive Volume 5 of The Pinter Review. The collection features lively essays and a section on Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetic and Black Lives Matter by theatre scholars and practitioners including Robert Berry Fleming of Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Membership Information: https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

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Dyer on PInter

Head’s up. There’s a documentary on Sky TV (UK), Dyer on Pinter. Trailer: https://youtu.be/cdgXCMLtVgM

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Harry Burton Directs Rehearsed Reading of the Dwarfs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ig8_VEh5WQ&feature=youtu.be

Ann C. Hall, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

The Department of Comparative Humanities

Editor, The Harold Pinter Review

303 Humanities Bldg.

Louisville, KY 40292

502-852-7134

ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Update and News

Quick correction to the Pinter/Wesker Walk info. Laurie Elks was not born in the Borough. Instead the sentence should read, Long resident in the Borough, he has a love for its exceptional history.

Also, it is with sad news we report the death of Ronald Harwood. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/sep/09/sir-ronald-harwood-obituary

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Events and Announcements

For Londoners: Pinter/Wesker Memories Walk – Introduction

Hackney was home to two of Britain’s greatest-ever dramatists – Harold Pinter (1930-2008) and Arnold Wesker (1932-2016). They are united in being foremost members of the diverse group of playwrights – “Angry Young Men” – who emerged in the late 1950s to react (in very diverse ways) against stale middle class drawing room drama which formed the staple of British theatre.They are united in becoming celebrated almost as “national treasures”. Pinter received the Nobel Prize in 2005 and Wesker was knighted in 2006. And (although neither had a religious upbringing) they are united in their Hackney Jewish heritage and both were shaped by the informed questioning central to the working-class Jewish culture in which they were raised.

This walk will be led on Saturday September 19 and Sunday September20 by acknowledged Hackney expert and author, Laurie Elks. Born in the Borough and still resident, he has a love for its exceptional history. The walk will begin at Hackney Central Station and end at the junction of Upper Clapton Road and Cazenove Road. There will be some performed readings. Starting time is 10.30 on both days. https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/9362

Special Issue of Modern Drama on Pinter deadline extended

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/08/28/modern-drama-special-issue-new-approaches-to-harold-pinter-deadline-extended-0

Please be sure to join the International Harold Pinter Society. https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

Essays for The Harold Pinter Review are due 1 August. The next issue welcomes essays on sex and drama. https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

For more information, contact Ann C. Hall, ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Membership Drive

Don’t forget to join the International Harold Pinter Society. We have some great issues of The Harold Pinter Review upcoming.

Also, several bits of news.

Dr. Barron Kelly, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Theatre Department, has recently joined the board of The Harold Pinter Review.

Harry Burton has been hosting Working with Pinter via Zoom. He would like you to know about some upcoming special events. Beginning Friday with Episode #16 they are "going in deep with BETRAYAL, and the next 2 sessions feature guests — 28 August will feature George Cole who put together the marvellous BETRAYED. And next week’s guest will be actor Charlie Cox who played JERRY in the recent Jamie Lloyd London/Broadway revival." All events are at 7PM UK.

It’s still donate-what-you-can, and the sign-up page is here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/runatitshouting/410079

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