Adams, Richard P. (Richard Perrill), 1917-1977
Richard Perrill Adams (1917-1977) was former Chairman and Head of the English Department at Tulane University. He was born in Kansas and earned his doctorate from Columbia University. He wrote critical studies in American literature. His major work was Faulkner: Myth and Motion, published by Princeton University Press in 1968. He wrote essays on many academic topics, including academic freedom in the South and economics of the profession. He served the University on many important committees. In addition, he was active in the American Association of University Professors and wrote about a wide range of American poetry and prose.