The Willa Cather Archive
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About the Cather Archive


Staff

photograph of Andrew Jewell

Andrew Jewell, editor and designer of the Willa Cather Archive and Co-Editor of Complete Letters of Willa Cather, is Associate Professor of Digital Projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Andy received his Ph.D. in American Literature in 2004 and has published on Cather, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, and digital humanities and is co-editor, with Amy Earhart, of the forthcoming book The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. He is the co-editor, with Janis Stout, of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Knopf, 2013), and the co-editor, with Amanda Gailey, of the journal Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing. He joined the Board of Governors of the Willa Cather Foundation in 2008. If you have any questions or comments about the Cather Archive, please email Andy at .

photograph of Janis Stout

Janis Stout, Co-Editor of Complete Letters of Willa Cather, is a Professor Emerita of Texas A&M University. Her publications on Willa Cather include Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World (2000), A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather (edited; 2002), Willa Cather and Material Culture: Real-World Writing, Writing the Real World (edited; 2004), and Picturing a Different West: Vision, Illustration, and the Tradition of Cather and Austin (2007). She has also published on Katherine Anne Porter and on American and British poetry and the culture of the two world wars. She was co-editor, with Andrew Jewell, of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Knopf, 2013).

photograph of Melissa Homestead

Melissa J. Homestead, Associate Editor of the Complete Letters of Willa Cather, is Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies at UNL. In her scholarship, she specializes in American women's authorship and publishing history from the Early Republic through the early twentieth century, and she teaches widely in American literature and women's writing. She is at work on a book about the relationship of Willa Cather and her domestic partner and literary collaborator, Edith Lewis. Essays from this project have appeared in Western American Literature, Willa Cather: A Writer's Worlds (Cather Studies 8), Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century (Cather Studies 10), and Studies in the Novel. She is also the Project Director of a digital edition of Every Week Magazine (1915-1918), of which Lewis was managing editor. Her extracurricular passions are bicycling, cooking, basset hounds, and cats.

photograph of Caterina Bernardini

Caterina Bernardini is a third year doctoral student in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. After receiving her MA degree in Euro-American Lanugages and Literatures from the University of Macerata, Italy, in 2011 Caterina came to UNL as a Fulbright scholar. She is pursuing a joint Ph.d degree with UNL and the University of Macerata. Her research focuses on the reception and reinvention of Walt Whitman's poetry in Italy. Other research interests include comparative literature, translation studies, and digital humanities.

photograph of Gabi Kiriloff

Gabi Kirilloff is a PhD student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has worked for several digital projects including the William Blake Archive and the Walt Whitman Archive. Gabi also currently works as the coordinator for the Nebraska Literary Lab. Her academic interests include digital humanities, new media studies and late 19th century literature. You can read more about Gabi's work at http://gk.obdurodon.org/.

photograph of Emily J. Rau

Emily J. Rau is a doctoral student in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with an M.A. in English from Lehigh University. Her research focuses on American literature of the long nineteenth century, interweaving those texts with the work of contemporary ecocritics and spatial theorists. When school is not in session, Emily works on her family's farm in Belleplain, NJ, a beautiful place called Sunset Flower Farm, where the flowers are blooming and Bruce Springsteen is always playing.

photograph of Samantha Greenfield

Samantha Greenfield is a third year undergraduate student. She is pursuing a degree in English and Graphic Design, with minors in Spanish and Digital Humanities. Her future plans in involve graduate school and libraries.

photograph of Kari Ronning

Kari Ronning, co-director of the Willa Cather Journalism project, joined the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition as assistant editor in 1990. In addition to textual work, she was co-historical editor, with Susan J. Rosowski, of A Lost Lady, and historical editor of Obscure Destinies, and co-editor of Cather's University Days. Ronning began work on Cather's journalism several years ago in the belief that more complete texts would enable us to learn more about what Cather was doing, thinking, and feeling in these formative years of her writing career.

photograph of Katherine Walter

Katherine Walter is chair of the Digital Initiatives & Special Collections (DISC) department in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, and co-directs UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities with Kenneth M. Price. She also co-directs The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition online edition, a joint project of the UNL Libraries and the University of Nebraska Press funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs. In addition, Walter served as co-principal investigator of the Virtual Archive of Walt Whitman's Manuscripts project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Walt Whitman Archive. She serves the Cather Archive broadly through her leadership of digital initiatives at UNL and as a consultant on the Willa Cather Journalism project.

photograph of Brian Pytlik Zillig

Brian Pytlik Zillig is Professor and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research is currently centered on textual analysis and visualization, and he is the creator of TokenX. Brian has developed a customized version of TokenX for the Cather Archive , allowing researchers to do sophisticated analysis of the entire corpus of Cather's fiction. Brian also advises and assists on many parts of the Cather Archive, particularly in the creation of XSLT stylesheets.

Contributing Scholars

Mark Madigan has identified people and places in many photographs from Cather's 1902 trip to France. He has made identifications and significantly assisted with descriptions to the following images: 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 386, 386.1, 388, 389, 448, 477, and 479. He has also contributed information for the Bibliography of Translations of Willa Cather's Work.
John J. Murphy has identified New Mexico churches appearing in Cather's photographs of the Southwest, including 2376 (with thanks to Marina Ochoa, Director of the Archdiocesan Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico) and 2377.
Janis P. Stout, as co-editor of A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather: An Expanded, Electronic Edition, reviews new letter summaries and acts as a consultant on a variety of issues, particularly with the correspondence.

Over the years, several other people have contributed to the Cather Archive, and they are listed alphabetically below. Currently, only those who worked with the present editorial staff (since 2004) are consistently mentioned; one day, we hope all who ever contributed to the project will be listed here. Ekaterina Apostolova (HTML and XML encoding, proofreading) 2006-2007
Zach Bajaber (technical consultant, designer of Calendar of Letters functionality and interface, and part of the team designing the Geographic Chronology of Willa Cather's Life) 2005-2008
Brett Barney (digital projects editor) 2002-2003; (advisor) 2005-
Jason Bougger (server maintenance) 2007-2013
Perrin Carrell (article transcription) 2007-2007
Rachael Carter (XML encoding of the Scholarly Edition of Alexander's Bridge) 2009
Mary Ellen Ducey (preparation of images for digital presentation) 2000-2005
Paul Fajman (XML encoding, book photography, image processing) 2004-2005
Julian Fox (XML encoding, proofreading) 2013-2014
Erika Hamilton (XML encoding) 2002-2003
Lenora Hanson (scanning, development of citation guidelines) 2007
Rosanna Dell Henning (scanning, letter transcription) 2009-2010
Hannah German (xml markup, creation of the Bibliography of Translations of Willa Cather's Work) 2008-2010
Aaron Hillyer (XML encoding) 2004-2005
Amanda Kuhnel (Research Assistant for the Geographic Chronology) 2008-2009
Kourtney Leibman (xml markup) 2008
Lacey Lennard (editorial assistant on the Cather Journalism project) 2008-2009
Liz Lorang (electronic edition of S.S. McClure's My Autobiography ) 2006
Vicki Martin (xml markup and scanning and the person largely responsible for preparing Cather's fiction and nonfiction periodical publications) 2005-2009
Karen Pietsch (image scanning, transcription, and XML encoding) 2007-2008
Ben Poehlman (image scanning and XML encoding) 2007
Stacy Rickel (database construction and management) 2007-2012
Susan Rosowski (founder and editor who served until her death) 1997-2004
Sabrina Ehmke Sergeant (Editorial Assistant for A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather: An Expanded, Digital Edition 2005-2007
Katie Sisneros (XML encoding of Cather Studies 7) 2009
Anastasia Smallcomb (XML encoding) 2004-2005
Sarah Weinert (XML encoding, page scanning, and preparation of Guide to Citing the Willa Cather Archive) 2008
Jennifer Welsch (editorial assistant on the Cather Journalism project and electronic edition of S.S. McClure's My Autobiography ) 2004-2006