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Department of English & Fine Arts

War, Literature, and the Arts Lecture

A lecture is given at Arnold Hall Theater.

Endowed by U.S. 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. 13, 2023 Luke Mogelson, author of The Storm is Here: America on the Brink

Sept. 7, 2022 Poets Brian Turner and Dunya Mikhail

Sept. 8, 2021 Elliott Ackerman, author of Places and Names

Sept. 10, 2019 Dan O’Brien, author of The Body of an American

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 of The 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