HALL, WADE H., 1934-


University professor. Born– February 2, 1934, Union Springs. Parents– Wade and Sarah (Waters) Hall. Education– Troy State College, B.S., 1953; University of Alabama, M.A. 1957; University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1961. Served in U.S. Army, 1954-1956. High school English teacher, Opp, Al., 1953-54; taught at University of Illinois, 1957-1961; University of Florida, 1961-1962; Kentucky Southern College, Louisville,  1962-69; Bellarmine College,  chair of the Department of English and the Division of the Humanities, 1969-88 . Contributed to many professional journals and anthologies. Member, American Studies Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi.


Contemporary Authors online


Conecuh People:  Words of Life from the Alabama Black Belt.

Greetings from Kentucky: A Post Card Tour, 1900-1950. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

Hell-Bent for Music: The Life of Pee-Wee King.  Lexington:  University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

The High Limb; Poems. Louisville, Ky.; Poetry Press, 1973.

High upon a Hill:  A History of Bellarmine College.  Louisville:  Bellarmine College Press, 1999.

James Still:  Portrait of the Artist as a Boy in Alabama.  King Library Press, 1998.

One Man’s Lincoln:  Billy Herndon (Honestly) Represents Abe.  Kentucky Humanities Council, 1998.

Outrageous Times of Larry Bruce Mitchell.  Montgomery, Al.:  New South Books, 2002.

Reflections of the Civil War in Southern Humor. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1962.

Rest of the Dream; the Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky, 1988.

The Smiling Phoenix; Southern Humor from 1865 to 1914. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1965.

The Truth Is Funny:  A Study of Jesse Stuart’s Humor.  Indiana Council of Teachers of English, 1972.

A Visit with Harlan Hubbard.  University of Kentucky Libraries, 1996.

Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge:  The Clyde May Story.  Montgomery, Al.:  New South Books, 2003.



Holy Boldness:  Public Prayers of Donald J. Burke.  Louisville:  Highland Baptist Church, 1980.

Kentucky Anthology:  Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State.  University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

The Kentucky Book. Louisville, Ky.; Courier-Journal & Louisville Times Co., 1979.

Never Less than Love; Poems, by Joy Bale. Louisville, Ky.; Kentucky Poetry Press, 1973.

Passing for Black: The Life and Careers of Mae Street Kidd.  University Press of Kentucky, 1997.

The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson.  Lexington:  University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

This Place Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.; Courier-Journal, 1975.


Sacred Violence: A Reader’s Companion to Carmac McCarthy:  Selected Essays from the First McCarthy Conference, Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky, October 15-17, 1993.  El Paso:  Texas Western Press, 1995; second edition, 20025.