9:00-9:15         OPENING REMARKS, Director Robert Bray, Middle Tennessee State University, Emeritus

9:15-10:30       WILLIAMS IN THE ACADEMY:  A survey of current research by burgeoning Williams scholars demonstrates that the great playwright’s work still resonates with a new generation of his followers.

  • Daniel Ciba, Tufts University
  • Alison Walls, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Kyungjin Jo, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Bess Rowen, Purchase College, State University of New York (moderator)

10:45-12:00     WILLIAMS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY:  Join us as scholars explore the ways in which Williams portrays African-Americans and various ethnic groups in his drama and fiction.

  • Trimiko Melancon, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Jack Barbera, University of Mississippi, Emeritus
  • Tom Mitchell, University of Illinois
  • Colby Kullman, University of Mississippi, Emeritus (moderator)

1:30-2:45         A STREETCAR RUNNING 70 YEARS: PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE:  Panelists discuss memorable productions of Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, from the 1947 Broadway premiere to the current staging at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.

  • Max Williams, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
  • John Bak, Université de Lorraine
  • Henry Schvey, Washington University
  • Stuart Noel, Georgia State University (moderator)

3:15-4:30         INTERIOR: PANIC–We move to Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré for a reading of Williams’s early one-act blueprint for A Streetcar Named Desire. Performed by the University of Illinois Theatre Department under the direction of Tom Mitchell.  Introduction to the play by Robert Bray.

  FRI 3/23 9:00 AM

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  Williams Research Center

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