Studies Volume 2
Linda Chown, following a two-year Fulbright in
Spain, teaches American Literature as assistant professor in the Grand
Valley State University English Department. She has written a review article
on Spanish twentieth-century women novelists and their American critics (Signs); a book, Narrative Authority
and Homeostasis, on Doris Lessing and the Spanish prize-winning
novelist Carmen Martin Gaite (Garland 1990); and
currently is working on a book on male narrators in American women's
Ann Fisher-Wirth is associate professor of English
and director of graduate studies at the University of Mississippi. She is
the author of William Carlos Williams: The Woods of His
Own Nature (1989) and several essays on Williams, as well as essays
on Louise Gluck, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Anita Brookner. She is working on
a book on Willa Cather.
John H. Flannigan is a lawyer and Ph.D. candidate
in English at Loyola University of Chicago concentrating on American writers
of the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. He teaches English at
Loyola and at De Paul University in Chicago.
Robert K. Miller teaches English at the University
of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He edited Great
Short Works of Willa Cather (1989), and his books include Oscar Wilde (1982), Mark Twain
(1983), and The Informed Argument (1992.). His
current research focuses upon the teaching of writing.
Jean Schwind teaches English at Elon College in
North Carolina. Her articles on Willa Cather have been published in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies,
Studies in American Fiction, Cather Studies, and elsewhere. She is writing a book on Cather's
use of pictorial art.
Matthias Schubnell teaches English and Native
American literature at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. He has
published N. Scott Momaday: The Cultural and Literary
Background (1985) and articles on Leslie Silko, Frank Waters, Willa
Cather, and Momaday.
Merrill Maguire Skaggs is dean of the graduate
school at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Her latest book, After the World Broke in Two: The Later Novels of Willa
Cather, was published by University Press of Virginia in 1990. She
also writes frequently on Southern women writers.
Loretta Wasserman, recently retired from teaching
English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, is the author Willa Cather: A Study of the Short Fiction (1991) and
several journal articles on Willa Cather.
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 is also the editor of Eight American Authors (1971) and the founder of American Literary Scholarship: An Annual (1963- ),
which he edited for many of its first twenty years.