This lecture series, sponsored annually by the College of Humanities, honors the memory of Dr. Parley A. Christensen, beloved BYU English professor from 1927 to 1965. Dr. Christensen, known widely not only as a teacher and scholar but also as a lecturer and writer, served as chairman of the English Department from 1935 to 1955. He died in September 1968 at the age of eighty.
1977 Karl E. Young 1978 Alan F. Keele 1979 Jean Anne Waterstradt 1980 Ralph A. Britsch 1981 David H. Yarn, Jr.
1982 Edward L. Hart 1983 Harold Kay Moon 1984 Gordon K. Thomas 1985 G. Leslie Norris 1986 George S. Tate
1987 Ted Lyon 1988 William A. Wilson 1989 Stephen L. Tanner 1990 John J. Murphy 1991 James E. Faulconer
1992 L. Howard Quackenbush 1993 John S. Tanner 1994 Merlin Forster 1995 Van C. Gessel 1996 Edward A. Geary
1997 Russell M. Cluff 1998 James K. Lyon 2000 Stephen P. Sondrup 2001 Frederick G. Williams 2002 Richard H. Cracroft
2003 Madison U. Sowell 2004 Steven C. Walker 2005 Gary Browning 2006 K. Codell Carter 2007 Douglas Thayer