Dr. Robert Bray is the founding director of the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference, now in its 25th year as part of the New Orleans & Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Bray is also the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review. The author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of four books, he has written dozens of articles, interviews, entries, and reviews related to Williams and his work. With R. Barton Palmer, Bray cowrote Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (U of Texas P, 2009), the only full-length book that examines the Williams films in their cultural context. Bray retired from teaching in 2017 and is professor emeritus of English at Middle Tennessee State University.