The Tennessee Williams Annual Review

2014 Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference

Friday, March 21, 2014
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 Welcoming remarks by Robert Bray
9:30-10:45 Authors and Their Works
Williams scholars with recently published books discuss their writings and take questions from the audience.
Moderator: Dr. Jessica Dorman, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Panelists: Dr. Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Dr. John Bak, Université de Lorraine Dr. Michael Hooper, St. Margaret’s School(UK) Dr. Barton Palmer, Clemson University Dr. Robert Bray, Middle Tennessee State University
11:00-12:15 Influences and Intertextuality in Williams’s Writing
A discussion about writers and artists who have influenced Williams’s drama, as well as those who have been influenced by Williams.
Moderator: Dr. Will Brantley, Middle Tennessee State University
Panelists: Dr. Johan Callens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ms. Sophie Maruéjouls-Koch, doctoral student, Université de Lorraine Dr. Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Dr. Dirk Gindt, Concordia University, Montreal
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Williams and Broadway
Panelists examine Williams’s lucrative but ambivalent relationship with Broadway as well as his Off-Broadway productions.
Moderator: Dr. John Bak, Université de Lorraine
Panelists: Dr. Barton Palmer, Clemson University Dr. David Savran, City University of New York Dr. Annette Saddik, City University of New York
3:00-4:15 Truman and Tenn
Authors of recent studies and an actor from In Cold Blood review the works of Capote and Williams with a special focus on the Capote film adaptations.
Moderator: Dr. Stuart Noel, Georgia Perimeter College
Panelists: Dr. Michael Bibler, Louisiana State University Dr. Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida Brenda Currin, actor who played Nancy Clutter

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