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Loyola’s 2020 Humanities Symposium will reflect on experiences of war and homecoming

Photo credit: Hannah Dunphy
Photo credit: Hannah Dunphy

Phil Klay, award-winning author of Redeployment and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, will deliver a virtual keynote address for Loyola University Maryland’s Humanities Symposium this fall. Klay’s address, “War, Literature, and the Long Road Home,” will be livestreamed on Monday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m., via Zoom.

The event, which is hosted by Loyola’s Center for the Humanities, was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020. 

Redeployment is a collection of short stories focusing on frontline and home front experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The book has won many awards, including the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, and it was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times.

Klay currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. For more information on the speaker visit

Loyola faculty are encouraged to have their students attend this virtual event. 

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