Studies Volume 3
Elizabeth Ammons is Harriet H. Fay Professor of Literature at Tufts
University. She is the author of Edith Wharton's Argument with America (1980)
and Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth
Century (1991) and the editor of a number of volumes, including Short
Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920 (1991) and, with Annette White-Parks,
Tricksterism in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature (1994).
Marilyn Arnold, professor emeritus of English and recent dean of graduate
studies at Brigham Young University, has published three books on Willa Cather as
well as several dozen articles and papers on Cather and others, most notably Eudora
Welty. Her current work is on the Cather correspondence.
Asad Al-Ghalith is a professor of English at Lakewood College in St. Paul,
Minnesota. He has taught English in universities in Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well
as at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and the University of Kansas in
Lawrence. He has published numerous articles in academic journals here and abroad.
Sharon Hoover teaches English and directs the writing center at Alfred
University. She worked extensively as a writer and editor in educational publishing
before completing a Ph.D. in American Literature. She has a recent article on Willa
Cather in Western American Literature.
Mary Jane Humphrey is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She has published articles on Jane Austen and the recently recovered
seventeenth-century poem, "The Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth / Widdowe."
Michael Leddy teaches English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
Illinois. His articles on Willa Cather have been published in Modern Fiction
Studies, Studies in American Fiction, and Studies in the Novel.
His current critical work focuses on contemporary American poetry; his own poetry
recently appeared in The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry:
1993-1994 (Sun & Moon).
Terence Martin is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University.
His publications include The Instructed Vision: Scottish Common Sense Philosophy
and the Origins of American Fiction, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and
Parables of Possibility: The American Need for Beginnings. He is an
associate editor of The Columbia Literary History of the United States and of
the forthcoming American National Biography.
Ann Moseley is a professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at
East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. She is the author of Ole
Rolvaag (1987) and the co-author of Interactions: A Thematic Reader (1991,
1994) and Contexts: Writing and Reading (1985, 1989, 1993). She has published
articles on Willa Cather in Southwestern American Literature, Western
American Literature, Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter, and
John J. Murphy, Brigham Young University, edits Literature and Belief
and the Cather Newsletter. He has edited two major collections of Cather criticism
and the Penguin My Ántonia and is the author of My
Ántonia: The Road Home and numerous articles on Cather and other
American writers. He is presently working on a book on the religious vision of
Guy Reynolds lectures on English, American literature, and American studies at
the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He is the author of Willa Cather in
Context: Progress, Race, Empire (1996) and is currently compiling a
Critical Assessments multivolume edition on Cather.
Ann Romines teaches courses in U.S. women's writing and culture at George
Washington University, where she directs the graduate program in English. She has
written numerous essays and a book, The Home Plot: Women, Writing and Domestic
Ritual (1992), and is completing a cultural study of Laura Ingalls Wilder's
Little House series.
Merrill Maguire Skaggs is the author of After the World Broke in Two: The
Later Novels of Willa Cather (University Press of Virginia, 1990), as well as
numerous articles on Cather. She studies and teaches Southern writers while serving
as professor of English in the Drew University Graduate School in Madison, New
Robert Thacker is professor of Canadian studies and director of the program at
St. Lawrence University, where he edits the American Review of Canadian
Studies. His The Great Prairie Fact and Literary Imagination (New Mexico,
1989) defines Cather's prairie-based aesthetic in her Nebraska fiction, and he has
published articles on Cather in Approaches to Teaching Cather's My
Ántonia and Canadian Literature. Along with Michael Peterman,
Thacker co-directed the Sixth International Cather Seminar in Quebec City.
Cynthia Griffin Wolff holds the Class of 1922 Chair of Humanities at MIT. She
has written three books: Samuel Richardson and the Eighteenth Century Puritan
Character; A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton; and Emily
Dickinson. She has edited more than a dozen books and has authored numerous
monographs and essays. Currently, she is engaged in research for a literary biography
of Willa Cather.
Paula Woolley is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Tufts University in Medford,
Massachusetts. She teaches writing at Tufts and has also taught at Northeastern
University in Boston.