The Tennessee Williams Annual Review

2013 Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference

Friday, March 22, 2013
Schedule of Events

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

9:15-9:30 Introduction and Announcements
9:30-11:00 Abstract Presentations and Audience Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Harvey Young, Northwestern University
"The Real-Life Syndicate Plantation of Baby Doll"
by Dr. Jack Barbera, The University of Mississippi
"Unraveling 'the Desdemona thing' in Tennessee Williams"
by Marvin Sasser, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern Mississippi
"Eating Disorder: Williams's Fascination with Cannibalism"
by Dr. Michael Hooper, St. Albans High School for Girls (UK)
"Law, Sex, and Tennessee Williams"
by Dr. Jacky O'Connor, Boise State University
11:00-11:15 Short Break
11:15-12:00 "Tom and Tennessee in Europe, 1928 & 1948"
(Slide show presentation of Williams's trips abroad)
Dr. John Bak, Université de Lorraine
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 "Tennessee Williams and the Cold War"
Moderator: Dr. Barton Palmer, Clemson University
Panelists: Dr. Annettte Saddik, City University of New York Dr. Michael Hooper, St. Albans High School for Girls (UK) Dr. John Bak, Université de Lorraine Dr. Jacky O'Connor, Boise State University
3:00-4:00 "Scenes from an Early Battle"
(Discussion of Williams's first professional production, Battle of Angels [1940], with performance vignettes provided by Thomas Mitchell and theatre students from the University of Illinois)
Moderator: Dr. Robert Bray
Thomas Mitchell, Joi Hoffsommer, Joe Boersma, Michelle Grube, and Christopher Bown

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