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.