The Ward-Phillips Lectures honor two devoted and distinguished former professor of English at the University of Notre Dame: Leo L. Ward, C.S.C., and Charles Phillips. Rev. Ward taught at the university and received many honors as a writer of short fiction. A poet, critic, and playwright, Charles Phillips was a faculty member who was instrumental in developing the University’s theater. The Ward-Phillips Lectures were inaugurated as a lecture series in 1966. The Press collaborates with the English Department by publishing a number of books resulting from these lectures.
Vincent P. Pecora