Call for Papers
Cather Studies 10: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century

We invite submissions for Cather Studies 10, a peer-reviewed volume to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The theme for the volume will be Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century. We seek essays, written from a broad array of critical and theoretical perspectives, that explore the legacy of nineteenth-century culture in Cathers life and work; we hope for a volume that will illuminate Cathers development and accomplishment as a writer and offer insights into the complex cultural transformations that accompanied the transition from a Victorian to a modernist America. While this volume shares its theme with the International Cather Seminar that took place at Smith College in June 2011, consideration is not limited to those who presented their work at the seminar.

  1. Here are some of the themes and issues we hope the volumes essays will explore:
  2. Willa Cather and nineteenth-century writers, cultural figures, literary and aesthetic cultures
  3. Willa Cather and histories: of race, of sexuality, of gender, of class identity
  4. Willa Cather and intellectual ferment: the professions, the forms of knowledge, the new social sciences, progressive era reform
  5. Willa Cather and nineteenth-century literary and expressive forms: realism, naturalism, the slave narrative, music, the visual arts
  6. Willa Cather and fin de sicle cultural formations
  7. Willa Cather and popular culture

Please submit essays of no more than 7,500 words (including notes and works cited), using the MLA system of citation by October 15, 2011. The authors of accepted contributions who wish to use illustrations will be responsible for obtaining proper quality reproductions, for securing necessary permissions for publication, and for paying any fees charged by rights holders. The editors may limit the number of illustrations due to space restrictions. The co-editors of Cather Studies 10 are Anne L. Kaufman and Richard H. Millington. Submissions should be directed to Richard Millington, Department of English, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Electronic submissions via email (to ) are encouraged. All submissions will be acknowledged.

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