Brian Parker is emeritus professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he has also served as director of graduate English studies, dean of arts, and vice provost of Trinity College. His wide ranging scholarship includes books and articles on Elizabethan drama and the works of Tennessee Williams.
Jean Kontaxopoulos, literary essayist and lawyer (research scholar in international labor law at the University of Paris-Sorbonne) is also the General Secretary of the Comparative Literature Society (in Paris) and the author of articles on Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams, and others. He is currently preparing a book on the art cinema of Nico Papatakis.
R. Barton Palmer, editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and director of the World Cinemas program at Clemson University. He is the general editor of book series at six academic presses, including Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture. His works on film adaptation include Modern American Drama on Screen (2013) and Modern British Drama on Screen (2013), both coedited with Robert Bray. He is the coauthor (with Bray) of Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (2009). His latest film book is Shot on Location: Postwar Hollywood’s Exploration of Real Space (2016).
Philip C. Kolin is the University Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has published extensively on Williams’s canon and life, including Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia (Greenwood P, 2004), The Influence of Tennessee Williams: Essays on Fifteen American Playwrights (McFarland, 2008), The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams (P. Lang, 2002), and Confronting Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire: Essays in Critical Pluralism (Greenwood P, 1993). His articles on Williams have appeared in Modern Drama, Theatre History Studies, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Michigan Quarterly Review.
Dean Shackelford is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. He is presently working on a book-length study of Williams, and he has also published on Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, William Faulkner, and Harper Lee, among others, in such journals as Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Quarterly, and The Tennessee Williams Annual Review.
Christopher Conlon is a freelance writer who holds an M.A. in American literature from the University of Maryland. His articles, poems, and stories have appeared in such diverse publications as America Magazine, Filmfax, The Thomas Wolfe Review, and The Washington Post. Conlon's web site can be accessed at www.christopherconlon.com.
Christina Hunter teaches English literature at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is writing a dissertation on the apprentice plays of Tennessee Williams. She has presented papers at the Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference and The Florida State University Film and Literature Conference.