Seminars and Symposia

Current Seminar Information

The International Cather Seminar 2017: Beyond Nebraska: Willa Cather's Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA; June 11-17, 2017)
See Call For Papers

Previous Seminars and Symposia

The International Cather Seminar 2015: Fragments of Desire: Cather and the Arts
The International Cather Seminar 2011: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century
The International Cather Seminar 2009: Cather, Chicago and Modernism
Cather's Circles: Correspondence and Connections: A Symposium Celebrating the Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 4, 2008
2007 International Seminar, Paris and Abbey St-Michel de Frigolet
Cather, Journalism, and Periodicals: A Symposium held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 21, 2006
Cather Colloquium, Drew University
10th International Cather Seminar 2005: "Violence, the Arts, and Cather"
The 10th International Cather Seminar was held in Red Cloud and Lincoln, Nebraska, June 18-25, 2005. The conference web site is archived here.
9th International Cather Seminar: "Cather as Cultural Icon"
The 9th International Cather Seminar, "Cather as Cultural Icon," was held May 28-June 2, 2003, at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont. The call for papers, registration materials, and schedule are archived here.
Great Passions and Great Aspirations: Willa Cather and World War I and Opera and Literature: Willa Cather and The Bohemian Girl
"Great Passions and Great Aspirations: Willa Cather and World War I" was held April 4-April 5, 2002, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Materials are archived here.
"Opera and Literature: Willa Cather and The Bohemian Girl" was held April 6, 2002, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Materials are archived here.

Complete List of All Willa Cather International Seminars:

15thNebraska
Red Cloud and Lincoln, Nebraska
"Fragments of Desire: Cather and the Arts"
June 5-12, 2015
14thArizona
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Willa Cather: Canyon, Rock, & Mesa Country"
June 16-22, 2013
13thMassachusetts
Smith College, Northampton
"Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century"
June 20-25, 2011
12thIllinois
University Center, Chicago
"Cather, Chicago and Modernism"
June 25-28, 2009
11thFrance
Paris and Abbey St-Michel de Frigolet, Provence
"Willa Cather: A Writer's Worlds"
June 24-July 1, 2007
10thNebraska
Red Cloud and University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus
"Violence, the Arts, and Cather"
June 18-25, 2005
9thVermont
Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College, Ripton, Vermont
"Cather as Cultural Icon"
May 28-June 2, 2003
8thNebraska
Nebraska City, Lied Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm
"Willa Cather's Environmental Imagination"
June 17-24, 2000
7thVirginia
Shenendoah University, Winchester, Virginia
"Willa Cather's Southern Connections"
June 21-28, 1997
6thCanada
Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
"Cather's Canadian and Old World Connections"
June 24 - July 1, 1995
5thNebraska
Hastings College, Hastings; Red Cloud
"'After the World Broke in Two': The Later Writings of Willa Cather"
June 19-26, 1993
4thNew Mexico
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Multiple Traditions of American Culture"
June 16-23, 1990
3rdNebraska
Hastings College, Hastings; Red Cloud
"Willa Cather: The World and the Parish"
June 14-20, 1987
2ndNebraska
Hastings College, Hastings; Red Cloud
"Willa Cather Today"
June 19-25, 1983
1stNebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Art of Willa Cather"
October 25-28, 1973