associate professor of English, was the scholar facilitator of the Breakfast Book Club’s discussion of “The Glass Menagerie” at the 28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans on March 19 through 23. Richards presented the paper “It’s Gonna Cost You More than Supper: Mapping Gay Desire in Tennessee Williams’ “Vieux Carre” at “Other Souths: Approaches, Allainces, Antagonisms,” the Society for the Study of Southern Literature biennial conference held in Arlington, March 27 through 29.
associate professor of English, published a peer-reviewed entry that forms part of the decennial “State of the Discipline” report of the Comparative American Literature Association. Barrenechea’s contribution on “American Literature” as a hemispheric, rather than nation-centered, object of study is part of the online section on the “Ideas of the Decade.”
Andréa Livi Smith,
assistant professor and director of the Center for Historic Preservation, presented at the Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation Symposium. The symposium was organized by Historic New England and hosted by Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. on March 29. Smith discussed the importance of garnering and maintaining allies in the process of preservation during her talk, entitled “Don’t be That Guy.”