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Department of English & Fine Arts

War, Literature, and the Arts Lecture

Endowed by United States Air Force Academy graduate David L. Jannetta, the Jannetta Lecture brings to the school respected writers and artists who have contributed to our understanding of war.

Past lectures have included:

Sept. 19, 2018 Suzan-Lori Parks, author of Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Sept. 12, 2017 Sara Novć, author of Girl at War

Sep. 13, 2016 Alex Kershaw, author ofThe Liberator

Sept. 8, 2015 Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country

Sept. 9, 2014 Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta

Sept. 10, 2013 Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Sept. 12, 2012 Doug Stanton, author of Horse Soldiers

Sept. 13, 2011 Mark Bowden, author of Blackhawk Down

Sept. 14, 2010 Benjamin Busch, actor, writer, film maker and photographer

Oct. 13, 2009 John Balaban, author of twelve books of poetry and prose

April 30, 2009 Brian Turner, author of Here Bullet

April 3, 2008 Tobias Wolff, author of In Pharaoh’s Army