Cather, Journalism, and Periodicals:
A Symposium to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 21, 2006

The Cather Project will be sponsoring a symposium this spring on "Cather, Journalism, and Periodicals". It will feature a keynote by Ellen Gruber Garvey, New Jersey City University, whose book The Adman and the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s (Oxford University Press 1996) won the Book History Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. The symposium will be free and open to the public and will take place in the first floor Library Instruction Room at Love Library; advanced registration is requested. Click HERE for a registration form.

The symposium schedule is now available

KEYNOTE: ELLEN GRUBER GARVEY, Associate Professor of English, New Jersey City University, past president of the Research Society for American Periodicals, author of The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s (Oxford University Press 1996) and the forward to Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, 1830-1910 (Northeastern University Press 2004)
TOPIC: Cather as a magazine editor and editing as a career for women at the turn of the century

SUSAN BELASCO, Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, President of the Research Society for American Periodicals, and co-editor of Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America (University Press of Virginia 1995)
TOPIC: The significance of periodicals for research and teaching in American literature

MELISSA J. HOMESTEAD, Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 (Cambridge University Press 2005)
TOPIC: Rereading Cather's fiction published in women's magazines through Edith Lewis's career in advertising at the J. Walter Thompson Co.

ANDREW JEWELL, Assistant Professor of Digital Projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, editor of the Willa Cather Archive and co-director of the Willa Cather Journalism project
KARI RONNING, Editor, The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and co-director of the Willa Cather Journalism project
TOPIC: The Willa Cather Journalism Project: Editing an electronic edition of Cather's journalistic writings

CHARLES JOHANNINGSMEIER, Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and author of Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of Newspaper Syndicates in America, 1860-1900 (Cambridge University Press 1997) and many articles on American fiction in periodical contexts
TOPIC: Magazine serialization of novels and reception aesthetics, focusing on Cather's novel The Professor's House