Studies Volume 1
Cynthia K. Briggs teaches American literature
and serves as chair of the English department at Wyoming High School in
Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of "The Language of Flowers in O Pioneers!" (1986).
Ann Fisher-Wirth teaches English at the
University of Mississippi. She has written William
Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature
(1989) and several articles on Williams, as well as essays on Maxine
Hong Kingston and Anita Brookner. Her current research focuses on Willa
Cather and other twentieth-century women writers.
David Harrell has taught at Jefferson State
Junior College in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a Ph.D. candidate in
English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has written
about the effects of the Mesa Verde in "Tom Outland's Story" (1987), and
"Edith Lewis's Tall Tales of the Southwest" (forthcoming).
Richard C. Harris teaches in the humanities
department at SUNY-Maritime College. He has published William Sydney Porter (O. Henry): A Reference Guide (1980) and
articles on Hemingway, O. Henry, and John Gardner, as well as Willa
Mark Madigan is a Ph.D. candidate in English at
the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the author of essay on
Cather and Stanley Kubrick, and is currently editing the correspondence
of Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
John J. Murphy teaches English at Brigham Young
University. He is the author of My Ántonia:
The Road Home (1989) and of numerous essays on Cather and other
American writers. He is editor of Critical Essays on
Willa Cather (1984) and Five Essays on Willa
Cather: The Merrimack Symposium (1974).
Ann Romines teaches American literature and
women's studies at George Washington University. She has published
essays on Willa Cather, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Eudora
Welty, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. She is completing a book on domestic
ritual and American women's fiction and is planning a study of Wilder's
Little House books.
Susan Rosowski is the author of The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather's Romanticism
(1986) and numerous articles on Cather and other writers. She is the
editor of Approaches to Teaching My
Ántonia (1989) and (with Helen Stauffer) Women and Western American Literature (1982).
Jean Schwind teaches English and humanities at
Earlham College. Her articles on Willa Cather have been published in PMLA, Modern Fiction
Stories, Studies in American Fiction, and
elsewhere. She is writing a book on Cather's use of pictorial art.
David Stouck teaches in the English department
at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the
author of Willa Cather's Imagination (1975), Major Canadian Authors (1984), and The Wardells and Vosburghs: Records of a Loyalist
Family (1986). Recently he has edited the stories, essays, and
letters of Vancouver novelist Ethel Wilson.
John N. Swift teaches English and is associate
dean of the faculty at Occidental College in Los Angeles. His
publications include articles on Milton, The
Professor's House, and Women in Love.
His current research interests involve the application of psychoanalytic
paradigms to narrative structure.
James Woodress is professor emeritus of the
University of California, Davis, and author of Willa
Cather: A Literary Life (1987), Willa Cather:
Her Life and Art (1970, 1975, 1982), biographies of Booth
Tarkington (1955) and Joel Barlow (1958), and other books. He also is
the editor of Eight American Authors (1971) and
the founder of American Literary Scholarship: An
Annual (1963-), which he edited for many of years.