University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cather Project Symposium

"Cather, Journalism, and Periodicals"

Friday, April 21, 2006
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UNL Love Library Instruction Room (1st floor west)

9:00am Welcome
Melissa Homestead, Symposium Director
9:15am SUSAN BELASCO, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Significance of Periodicals for Research and Teaching in American Literature"
Dr. Belasco is Professor of English, President of the Research Society for American Periodicals and co-editor of Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America (University Press of Virginia 1995).
Break
10:30am ANDREW JEWELL, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and
KARI RONNING, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Willa Cather Journalism Project: Editing an electronic edition of Cather's journalistic writings"
Dr. Jewell is 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.
Dr. Ronning is Editor, The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and co-director of the Willa Cather Journalism project.
Lunch, UNL Campus Union

Afternoon Session, UNL Love Library Instruction Room (1st floor west)

1:00pmKeynote Speaker
ELLEN GRUBER GARVEY, New Jersey City University
"'Important, responsible work': Cather's Critical Editorial Career"
Dr. Garvey is Associate Professor of English, past president of the Research Society for American Periodicals and is author of The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s (Oxford University Press 1996) and the foreword to Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, 1830-1910 (Northeastern University Press 2004).
Break
2:15pm CHARLES JOHANNINGSMEIER, University of Nebraska-Omaha
"The Cultural Work of The Professor's House in Collier's Weekly: How to Understand Historical Readers' Interactions with Cather's Serialized Texts."
Dr. Johanningsmeier is Associate Professor of English, 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.
Break
3:30pm MELISSA J. HOMESTEAD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"An Obscured Destiny: Edith Lewis's Advertising Career at the J. Walter Thompson Co. as a Context for Reading Cather's Fiction Published in Women's Magazines"
Dr. Homestead is Associate Professor of English and author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 (Cambridge University Press 2005).
4:45pmReception, Seaton Hall 3rd floor conference room