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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.
David Radavich, Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, has published a wide range of poetry and drama. His current scholarly project, The Midwestern Ground of American Drama, includes a chapter on Tennessee Williams's St. Louis plays.
Claudia Wilsch Case is a scholar, translator, and dramaturg. She received an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, and is currently working on her dissertation on the Theatre Guild at Yale.
John S. Bak is professor at the Université de Lorraine in France, where he teaches courses in literary journalism and American drama and theatre. His articles on Williams have appeared in such journals as Theatre Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, the Tennessee Williams Literary Journal, American Drama, South Atlantic Review, and Studies in Musical Theatre. His edited books include Post/modern Dracula: From Victorian Themes to Postmodern Praxis (2006), New Selected Essays: Where I Live (2009), and, with Bill Reynolds, Literary Journalism across the Globe: Journalistic Traditions and Transnational Influences (2011). He is the author of the monographs Homo Americanus: Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Queer Masculinities (2010) and Tennessee Williams: A Literary Life (2013).
Charles A. Goldthwaite Jr. received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 2003. His essay on sampling techniques in the work of Mark Danielewski is included in the forthcoming We Could Be So Good Together: Rock and Roll and American Fiction (U of North Texas Press).
Brian M. Peters currently teaches English & American Literature at Champlain College, St-Lambert. He is working on a manuscript on the 1950s, in particular queer writers and American writers in France.
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.
Nancy M. Tischler is professor emerita of English and Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University, where she taught for 33 years. A prolific author and invited lecturer, her other work on Williams includes The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Volumes one and two, and The Student Companion to Tennessee Williams.
Allean Hale, adjunct professor of theatre at the University of Illinois-Urbana, has published widely on Tennessee Williams and has edited several of Williams's plays for publication by New Directions. She has been a consultant on three film documentaries of Williams's life and was assistant to Lyle Leverich on the official biography, Tom, The Unknown Tennessee Williams.