October 2, 2023

Gary Richards Contributes to Southern Literature Collection

Gary Richards, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, recently contributed the chapter “Southern Drama” in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South. Edited by Sharon Monteith and published by Cambridge University Press in September, the collection features 14 essays analyzing southern literature from the rise of sectional literatures in the early 19th century to the contemporary moment. Richards’ essay surveys southern drama from antebellum manifestations through the masterworks of Tennessee Williams to 21st-century Broadway musicals.