David Palmer (Conference Scholar)

David Palmer

David Palmer (he/him): Until his retirement a few years ago, David Palmer taught philosophy and literature at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a college that prepares students for careers in the merchant marine and environmental protection. His interest in ethics, theories of the self, and philosophy of mind led him to explore modern American tragedies as depictions of how the self is created and goes into crisis. In theatre studies, he has published primarily on Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and Samuel Beckett. He recently edited two anthologies: Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama and Arthur Miller for the Twenty-First Century. He is the current president of the Arthur Miller Society and a board member of the Eugene O’Neill Society.