Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Catherine Calloway

Professor of English


  • Ph.D. English, Univ. of South Florida
  • M.A. English, Arkansas State University
  • B.A. English, High Point University

Teaching Specialties

  • Contemporary Literature
  • Vietnam War Literature
  • American Literature

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Prose
  • Modern American Literature
  • American Romanticism
  • Seminar: Topics in American Literature
  • Seminar: Topics in World Literature
  • Seminar: Special Topics
  • Literature of the Western World I & II
  • American Literature Since 1865
  • The Vietnam War in Literature

Research Interests

  • "Fiction: The 1930s to the 1960s." American Literary Scholarship, An Annual. Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press. Vols. 1992-2005.
  • "History Has a Way of Dissolving: A Conversation With Tim O'Brien." Tampa Review 20 (2000): 24-35.
  • " 'He's Not My Son Anymore!: The Returning Veteran in Robert Bausch's On the Way Home." War, Literature, and the Arts 10 (Fall/Winter 1998): 179-202.
  • " 'To Live in the Past is to Walk in Darkness': Reconciliation in the Return Journey." The United States and Vietnam from War to Peace. Ed. Robert M. Slabey. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1996. 123-24.
  • " 'How to Tell a True War Story': Metafiction in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 36 (1995): 249-57.
  • "American Literature of the Vietnam War: Classroom Strategies and Critical Sources." The Vietnam War: Teaching Approaches and Resources. Ed. Marc Jason Gilbert. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991. 139- 59.
  • Numerous entries in War and Popular Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia of American Literature; and Encyclopedia of American War Literature
  • Current Project:
    Vietnam War Literature and Film


  • Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Arkansas State University, 1991.
  • NEH Summer Institute on Teaching the Vietnam War. Indochina Institute, George Mason University. July- August 1990.

Catherine Calloway

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2241


Building: HSS
Room: 4133