Studies Volume 4
John P. Anders received his Ph.D from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. He has presented papers on Willa Cather at
numerous conferences and has published articles and reviews in various
journals. He is the author of Willa Cather's Sexual
Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition (Nebraska, 1999).
Helen M. Buss is a professor of English at the
University of Calgary, where she teaches Canadian literature and life writing.
A leading scholar of autobiography and memoir, she won the Gabrielle Roy Prize
for Mapping Our Selves: Canadian Women's Autobiography in
English (1993). Her newest book, Memoirs from
Away, has recently been published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Buss is currently at work on a study of contemporary women's uses of the memoir
Joan Dargan teaches French at St. Lawrence University
and has directed its program abroad in Rouen, France. She is the author of Balzac and the Drama of Perspective (1985) and Simone Weil: Thinking Poetically (SUNY Press, 1999).
Richard Harris is professor and director of
humanities at Webb Institute in Glen Cove, New York. He has previously
published on Cather in Cather Studies, Studies in American Fiction, the Midwest
Review, and the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial
Newsletter. He is currently working on the Scholarly Edition of One of Ours.
Deborah Karush received her Ph.D in English from Yale
University in December 1996. She is currently completing a book on the
responses of early-twentieth-century American writers to U.S. imperialism. She
teaches modern American and ethnic American literature at Clemson University,
where she holds a visiting assistant professorship.
Charles W. Mignon is professor of English at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has edited Edward Taylor's Upon the Old
Testament and has been working on the Willa Cather Scholarly Editions, editing
My Ántonia, A Lost
Lady, and Death Comes for the Archbishop and O Pioneers!, for which he served as an associate editor.
He has published criticism on Taylor, Emerson, Whitman, and Nabokov. His
current work is on My Mortal Enemy and career stages in
Richard H. Millington teaches English and American
studies at Smith College. He is the author of Practicing
Romance: Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's Fiction
(1992) and several essays on Hawthorne. "Willa Cather and 'The Storyteller,'"
his essay on My Antonia, appeared in American Literature
in 1994, and he is the co-editor of a volume on Hitchcock's American films, Hitchcock's America (1999).
Ann Mosely is a professor in the Department of
Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce. 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 Cather Studies,
Southwestern American Literature, Western American Literature, and the Willa Cather
Pioneer Memorial Newsletter.
Elsa Nettels is a professor of English emerita at the
College of William and Mary. She is the author of James and
Conrad (South Atlantic Modern Language Association Award, 1975), Language, Race, and Social Class in Howell's America, and
Language and Gender in American Fiction: Howells, James,
Wharton, and Cather, as well as more than 30 articles and essays in
books. She is currently writing a study of representations of readers and
reading in American fiction.
Françoise Palleau-Papin teaches American
literature at the University Francois Rabelais in Tours, France. A former
student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Fontenay-St. Cloud), she
completed her Ph. D. from the Sorbonne Nouvelle on Cather and has published
articles on Cather's work as well as that of Glasgow, Mansfield, and Patricia
Eakins. She has written an essay on John Edgar Wideman and is currently
studying Stephen Wright.
Michael A. Peterman is professor of English and chair
of the department at Trent University, where he teaches American and Canadian
literature. Along with Carl Ballstadt and Elizabeth Hopkins, he has edited
three volumes of letters by Susanna Moodie and her sister, Catharine Parr
Traill, for the University of Toronto Press. Peterman's most recent book is Susanna Moodie: A Life (1999). Peterman codirected the
Sixth International Cather Seminar, and his work on Cather has appeared in Approaches to Teaching Willa Cather's My
Ántonia, MOSAIC, and elsewhere.
Michael W. Price is assistant professor of English at
Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has published articles on
Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, and Sir William Cornwallis. He is
currently revising a book-length manuscript on John Donne's Paradoxes and Problems.
Klaus P. Stich is associate professor of English at
the University of Ottawa. His recent publications on American and Canadian
authors include essays on Hawthorne in New England
Quarterly and on Cather in Modern Language Studies.
He is working on archetypal and psychological contexts in the fiction of Cather
and Alice Munro.
David Stouck is professor of English at Simon Fraser
University. His Willa Cather's Imagination (1975) is
well known as an important critical text. He is a member of the editorial board
for the Willa Cather Scholarly Editions. Among his recent publications on
Cather is "Willa Cather and a Grammar for Things 'Not Named'" (with Janet
Giltrow). Stouck is also an influential critic of Canadian literature,
especially the works of Ethel Wilson and Sinclair Ross.
Peter M. Sullivan is a member of the Department of
German at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He studied at Heidelberg
University and completed his doctorate at John Hopkins University. He has
published on an eighteenth-century German hymnal and on David of Augsburg. His
articles on Cather focus on her German friends and literary connections.
Robert Thacker is professor of Canadian Studies and
director of the program at St. Lawrence University, where he also edits the American Review of Canadian Studies. His work on Cather
has appeared most recently in Cather Studies and in his
introduction to Cather's Autobiography of S.S. McClure (1997). Along with
Michael A. Peterman, he codirected the Sixth International Cather Seminar in
Steven Trout is associate professor of English at
Fort Hays State University. His articles on Evelyn Waugh, Robert Graves, Joseph
Conrad, and H.G. Wells have appeared in such journals as Twentieth Century Literature, War, Literature, and the Arts, and Journal of Commonwealth and Post-colonial Studies.
Nadeane Trowse works in the Writing Centre at Simon
Fraser University. Her scholarly interests include medieval literature with an
emphasis on rhetorical and genre concerns. These concerns frequently focus on
the relationship of medicalizing rhetoric to various genres and bodies of
Loretta Wasserman is professor of English emerita at
Grand Valley State University. She is the author of Willa Cather: A Study of
the Short Fiction, and her articles on Willa Cather have been published in Cather Studies, Approaches to Teaching
Willa Cather's My Ántonia, the Willa Cather
Pioneer Memorial Newsletter, American
Literature, and other journals.
Deborah Lindsay Williams is assistant professor of
English at Iona College. Her article "Threats of Correspondence: The Letters of
Edith Wharton, Zona Gale, and Willa Cather" appeared recently in Studies in American Fiction. In addition to her papers at
the 1995 and 1997 Cather Seminars, she has presented papers on other
twentieth-century women authors at such conferences as the Modern Language
Association, the American Literature Association and the American Studies
Association. She is currently at work on a manuscript about feminist literary
history and conceptions of literary "sisterhood," titled "Not in Sisterhood:
Affiliation and Authority in American Women's Writing, 1900-1935."