Clay Morton is an associate professor of English and director of the honors program at Macon State College, where he specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. He is the author of The Oral Character of Southern Literature: Explaining the Distinctiveness of Regional Texts (Mellen, 2008) and has published essays on William Faulkner (Storytelling), William Gilmore Simms (Southern Studies), the Southern Agrarians (New Georgia Encyclopedia and elsewhere), and nineteenth-century rhetorical education (South Atlantic Review). His current research focuses on autism and the literary imagination.
Rose De Angelis is a professor of English at Marist College, where she teaches courses in ethnic and American literature, and was the editor of the book series Anthropology and Literature from 1996 to 2001. Her work on Italian American studies has appeared in Forum Italicum and Italian Americana. She has published articles on Eduardo De Filippo, Ford Madox Ford, Toni Morrison, Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton, and others and has edited a volume of essays entitled Between Anthropology and Literature: Interdisciplinary Discourse (Routledge, 2002).
Sophie Maruéjouls-Koch is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the interartistic dimension of Tennessee Williams’s “plastic theatre.” She has published articles in Le Magazine littéraire, the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and Modern Drama. She teaches English in Cayenne, French Guiana.
Michael S. D. Hooper, teacher of English at St. Margaret’s School in the UK, is the author of Sexual Politics in the Work of Tennessee Williams: Desire Over Protest (2012). He has edited the Methuen Student Edition of A Streetcar Named Desire (2009), and has had two articles published in the Tennessee Williams Annual Review. His essay “Pedro Almodóvar’s Homage to Tennessee Williams” will shortly appear in Tennessee Williams in Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges, edited by John S. Bak. Hooper regularly presents at the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference.
Stefanie Quinlan received her PhD in American literature from the University of Göettingen, Germany. She has taught German at the University of Colorado at Boulder and currently teaches English in Frankfurt.
Michael C. O’Neill is an associate professor of English and director of theater at Lafayette College. His work has appeared in Theatre Journal, Renascence, the Polish Review, the Eugene O’Neill Review, and the New York Times. A former Fulbright Scholar, he was the Eugene O’Neill Foundation’s visiting artist in residence at Tao House in 2005. He has written and directed for college, university, and professional theaters in both the United States and abroad.