Hallwas, John E.

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HALLWAS, John E. American, b. 1945. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Area studies, History, Literary criticism and history, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: University of Florida, Gainesville, member of English faculty, 1970; Western Illinois University, Macomb, assistant professor to associate professor, 1970-81, professor of American literature, 1981-, director of Regional Collections at university library, 1979-. Publications: The Western Illinois Poets (monograph), 1975; The Poems of H.: The Lost Poet of Lincoln's Springfield, 1982; Western Illinois Heritage, 1983; Thomas Gregg: Early Illinois Journalist and Author (monograph), 1983; McDonough County Heritage, 1984; Illinois Literature: The Nineteenth Century, 1986; Studies in Illinois Poetry, 1989; Macomb: A Pictorial History, 1990; The Legacy of the Mines: Memoirs of Coal Mining in Fulton County, Illinois, 1993; (with R.D. Launius) Cultures in Conflict, 1995; The Bootlegger: A Story of Small-Town America, 1998; First Century: A Pictorial History of Western Illinois University, 1999; Keokuk and the Great Dam, 2001; McDonough County Historic Sites, 2002. PLAYS: The Conflict, 1982; Four on the Frontier, 1982-83; (with G. Kozlowski) The Paper Town, 1985. EDITOR: (with D.J. Reader) The Vision of This Land: Studies of Vachel Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, and Carl Sandburg, 1976; Western Illinois University Libraries: A Handbook, 1980; (with J. Cain-Tyson and V. Hicken) Tales from Two Rivers, Vol. I, 1981, Vol. II, 1982, Vol. III, 1984, Vol. IV (with D.R. Pichaske), 1987, Vol. V (with A.J. Lindsey), 1990, Vol. VI (with Lindsey), 1996; (with others) Teaching the Middle Ages, Vol. II, 1985; (co) Prairie State Books series, 1987-; Spoon River Anthology, 1992; (with Launius) Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited, 1996; Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: Dept of English, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455, U.S.A.