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Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks
Robert Bray is the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the founding director of the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference. He is the coauthor (with Barton Palmer) of Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (2009) and author-editor of Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries (2007). Bray also coedited (with Palmer) Modern American Drama on Screen (2013) and Modern British Drama on Screen (2013). A professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, he has written dozens of essays and entries on Williams’s work.
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.
Ralph F. Voss is Professor of English at the University of Alabama, where he teaches classes in Rhetoric, Composition, and American Literature. He is the author of A Life of William Inge (UP of Kansas, 1989) and editor of Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams (UP of Alabama, 2002). He has published articles about the friendship between Williams and Inge in the Tennessee Williams Literary Journal and American Drama. Voss is a member of the National Advisory Board for the annual William Inge Festival in the playwright's hometown of Independence, Kansas.
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.
Annette J. Saddik is professor of English and theatre at the City University of New York. Her most recent book, Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess: The Strange, The Crazed, The Queer (2015) contextualizes Williams’s plays through what she terms a “theatre of excess.” Her other books include Contemporary American Drama (2007), The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays (1999), and The Traveling Companion and Other Plays (2008), an edited collection of Williams’s previously unpublished late plays. She serves on the boards of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, and in 2015 she held the McAndless Distinguished Chair at Eastern Michigan University.
Raymond-Jean Frontain is professor of English and former director of the Humanities and World Cultures Institute at the University of Central Arkansas. He is completing a book manuscript tentatively titled "Something about Grace: The Theater of Terrence McNally."
Dr. Craig Clinton is Director of Theatre at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. His publications include studies of works by Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Trevor Griffiths and John Arden. Clinton’s plays have been produced regionally and in New York City at Playwrights Horizons and the Manhattan Theatre Club. His recent book, Mrs. Leslie Carter, a biography of the turn of the twentieth century American stage star, was published in the fall of 2006 by McFarland and Company.
James Francis is a Ph.D. candidate at Middle Tennessee State University. He completed his B.A. and M.A. in English (short fiction creative writing) at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. His fields of study include children’s literature and horror film adaptations, narratological studies in television and film, applications of gender and queer theory in popular culture, and creative writing—poetry, short fiction, and screenplays.