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Lincoln Konkle

Executive Director of the Thornton Wilder Society
and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Edward Albee Society

Lincoln Konkle

Phone: (609) 771-2346


Office: Bliss Hall 223

Lincoln Konkle earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his M.A. in English (Creative Writing) at Kansas State University, and his B.S. in English at Indiana University. He is Executive Director of the Thornton Wilder Society, which is headquartered at TCNJ. He also is an officer of the Edward Albee Society, which he co-founded with David Crespy in 2013. He teaches the First Seminar, World Drama, Modern European Drama, American Drama, and the English Major capstone course, Seminar in Theory and Research, on topics related to dramatic literature.

Selected Publications

  • Thornton Wilder: New Perspectives.  Co-editor with Jackson R. Bryer.  Northwestern University Press, 2013.
  • “‘World Without Pity’: The Tragic Vision of Bruce Springsteen.” Bruce Springsteen and The American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon. Ed. David Garrett Izzo. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2011, 93-102.
  • Thornton Wilder and The Puritan Narrative Tradition. U of Missouri Press, 2006.
  • Stephen Vincent Benet: Essays on His Life and Work. Co-editor with David Garrett Izzo.  McFarland & Co., Inc., 2003.
  • “‘Good, Better, Best, Bested’: The Failure of American Typology in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in Edward Albee: A Casebook, Ed. Bruce Mann. Routledge, 2003, 44-62.
  • “American Reincarnations: The Devil and Daniel Webster from Fiction to Drama to Film.” in Stephen Vincent Benet: Essays on His Life and Work, 167-205.
  • “Puritan Paranoia: Tennessee Williams’s Suddenly Last Summer as Calvinist Nightmare.” American Drama 7.2 (Spring 1998): 51-72.
  • “‘Histrionic’ vs. ‘Hysterical’: Deconstructing Gender as Genre in Xorandor and Verbivore.”  Utterly Other Discourse: The Texts of Christine Brooke-Rose.  Ed. Ellen J. Friedman and Richard Martin.  Dalkey Archive Press, 1995: 176-191.
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