Gary Richards focuses his scholarly work on twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literature and culture, with particular attention given to that of the U.S. South. He specializes in the study of fiction and drama, most typically through the lens of regional and sexuality studies. He routinely offers the courses Southern Literature, Modern American Fiction, and Contemporary American Fiction and has taught special topics courses in American humor and post-World War II American drama. He has also offered senior seminars on William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and the literature of New Orleans.
B.A., Trinity University (San Antonio); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. UMW Directory Profile.