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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6 due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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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: Wilson Hall
Room: 320