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Teaching Cather magazine, Greentower Press, and Northwest Missouri State University announce a call for proposals for a book of essays dealing with the teaching of the works of Willa Cather. This book will be a tribute to the memory of Susan J. Rosowski, premiere Cather teacher and scholar at the University of Nebraska, who worked tirelessly to promote and improve the teaching of Cather's works. Co-editors will be Steven Shively and Virgil Albertini. Proposals are invited from teachers at all levels: secondary schools, community colleges, universities, and adult education. Proposals might focus on a single Cather text, on several Cather texts, or on pairing Cather with other works. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. We seek papers that are practical as well as theoretical. We welcome papers that might explore a particular critical interpretation that has value in the classroom as well as papers that might offer more pedagogical apparatus: step-by-step procedures, lesson plans, visual aids, etc. While our primary interest is in formal essays, we will also consider descriptive and evaluative pieces such as reviews of film adaptations, descriptions of library collections, etc. Interested teachers should submit a proposal that clearly outlines the scope and nature of a paper by October 1, 2005. Papers from accepted proposals will be due February 15, 2006.