Catherine Calloway: “The Vietnam War: Its Legacy in Literature”
CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH
Speaker: Cathey Calloway, professor of English at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro
Rescheduled from April 2020
Catherine Calloway provides an overview of the vast canon of Vietnam War literature—including Arkansas author contributions such as Phillip McMath’s Native Ground—its literary antecedents, the diverse types of stories told, the need for writers to engage in sense-making and to bear witness, and the way that this growing body of literature has evolved since the 1950s.
Catherine Calloway received her doctorate from the University of South Florida in 1987 and wrote her dissertation on Vietnam War fiction. She is professor of English at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where she directs the English graduate program. She has published and presented numerous items on contemporary writers as well as on Vietnam War literature and is a regular contributor to American Literary Scholarship, An Annual and to Oxford University Press’s Oxford Bibliographies Online series. With Alex Vernon at Hendrix College, she co-edited the book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O’Brien (Modern Language Association 2010). She has also published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature, Arkansas Review, War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, Tampa Review, and other academic forums.
This program is part of NEA Big Read: CALS. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Legacies & Lunch will be available on Facebook Live.
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