The Tennessee Williams Annual Review

2011 Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference

Friday, March 25, 2011
Schedule of Events

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Robert Bray, Conference Director

Morning Sessions

9:00-9:55 Session One
Moderator: Dr. Robert Bray (Middle Tennessee State University)
"'A Sort of Self-Destroying, Legal Prostitution': The Whoredom of a Loveless Marriage in Williams's Work"
by Dr. Denys Landry (Université de Montréal, Canada)
"This Is the Peaceable Kingdom and the Failure of Quietism"
by Dr. Michael Hooper (Princess Helena College, Hertfordshire, UK)
"Diagnosing Tennessee: Williams and His Diseases"
by Dr. Zeynel Karcioglu (University of Virginia School of Medicine)
10:00-10:55 Session Two
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Noel (Georgia Perimeter College)
"Italians in the Plays of Williams: 'A Very Ancient People'"
by Dr. Jack Barbera (University of Mississippi)
"Reading The Rose Tattoo in a Cultural Context"
by Dr. Rose DeAngelis (Marist College)
"Exporting America: Tennessee Williams as Cultural Ambassador"
by Dr. David Savran (CUNY, New York City)
11:00-11:55 Session Three
Moderator: Dr. Will Brantley (Middle Tennessee State University )
"Tennessee Williams's Graphomania"
by Dr. Brian Parker (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Plagiarism or Pastiche: Cocteau's Aigle à deux têtes and Williams's The Prounoun 'I' "
by Dr. John Bak (Nancy-Université, France)
"Tennessee Williams, Social Conservative"
by Dr. Barton Palmer (Clemson University)

Afternoon Sessions

1:30-2:25 Session Four:
Williams's In Masks Outrageous and Austere: The Journey from the Page to the Stage

David Schweizer (Director) and Joe E. Jeffreys (Dramaturg)
2:30-3:25 Session Five:
A Black Cat and Other Plays: African-American Productions of Williams's Drama

Moderator: Dr. Barton Palmer (Clemson University)
Panelists: Dr. Harvey Young (Northwestern University) Dr. Philip Kolin (University of Southern Mississippi) Dr. George Crandell (Auburn University)
3:30-4:45 Session Six:
Trading Lines: Al Hirschfeld's Half Century of Drawing Williams and His Plays

David Leopold, Co-Curator of the Hirschfeld exhibit, along with Mark Cave of The Historic New Orleans Collection. With special appearances by Louise Hirschfeld and Rex Reed.


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