Rich Bryan is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at the California State University, Fresno and his Ph.D. at The University of Tennessee. His areas of specialization are drama, performance and literary theories, modernism and the twentieth century, and early modern literature and culture. His scholarship has ranged from work on Dante's Commedia to Victorian culture, and from film adaptation of Shakespeare to language and violence in contemporary drama. Recent professional activity includes service as dramaturg for the Clarence Brown Theater, contribution of a chapter to the Palgrave publication Gender and Interpersonal Violence: Language, Action and Representation, and development of a course devoted to science and mathematics in drama.