*This schedule is tentative; as the schedule is revised, we will post the revisions here
Updated 6-1-05

The International Cather Seminar 2005
"Violence, the Arts, and Cather"
June 18-25, 2005
Nebraska
Red Cloud and Lincoln

SATURDAY, June 18 — Red Cloud

8:00 - 6:30 Seminar registration all day, Opera House
 
10:00 - 5:00 Open Houses at historic sites in Red Cloud - all day in town
directions at Opera House
 
3:00 - 4:00 Meetings:
    All Faculty & Fellows, Opera House 1st floor lobby
    Students & families, Opera House 2nd floor lobby
    Led by Guy Reynolds and Steve Shively
 
4:30 - 6:00 Reception for all, Opera House
    Hosted by Dee Yost & Friends, also sponsored in part by Hastings College
 
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner, Red Cloud Community Center
    Welcome - Betty Kort, Executive Director, WCPM
    Scholarship presentations - John Swift, Advisor, WCPM Board of Governors
 
7:45   Orientation, Opera House Auditorium
    ANN BILLESBACH, Nebraska State Historical Society.
    "Where we are"
    GUY REYNOLDS, Director, International Cather Seminar.
    "Introduction to the Seminar"
 
8:30   Social time, Opera House
 
Later   Depot
 

SUNDAY, June 19th - Red Cloud

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast, served by the Lion's Club of Red Cloud, Red Cloud Community Center
 
9:00 - 10:30 Town tour, leaves from Opera House
10:30 - noon Town tour, leaves from Opera House
    - AND -
8:30 - 10:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Opera House Auditorium
    MARILEE LINDEMANN, University of Maryland. "'Almost Without Tenderness': Sex/Gender Violence in Cather's Woman Artist Stories"
    JOSEPH R. URGO, University of Mississippi. "Existential Terror in Cather: 'We drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless'"
    Chair: Guy Reynolds
 
10:00 - 10:15 Break, Opera House
 
10:30 - noon Concurrent paper sessions, Red Cloud Elementary School
    A.   EARLY YEARS / THE OLD WORLD
    Chair: Guy Reynolds
    Jennifer Bradley, Mercy College of Health Sciences. "Surviving the Trials of the Early Years: Aunt Franc Creates Her Own How-To Manual"
    Peter Sullivan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. "Violence Among Cather's Immigrant Peoples: Old World Memory and New World Landscape"
    Bridget Barry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Old Man Winter and Mother Nature: Weather as Character in Cather's Prairie Novels"
 
    B.   FAMILY & VIOLENCE
    Chair: Robert Thacker
    Elsa Nettels, William & Mary. "Violence and Childhood in Cather's Fiction"
    Rebekah Billings, South Dakota State University. "Family Violence in Cather's Sapphira and the Slave Girl"
    Stefanie Herron, University of Delaware. "A 'cluttered, hideous room': Domestic Neglect and Definitions of Maternalism in 'Old Mrs. Harris'"
 
    C.   SELF CONSTRUCTIONS
    Chair: Merrill Skaggs
    L. Gabriel Scala, University of Mississippi. "Cather's Autobiographical Act and the Need for (Dis)Closure"
    Marvin Friedman, Potomac, Maryland. "Vanity Confessed? Additional Literary Intimations of Cather's Birth Year Lie"
    Frances M. Zauhar, Saint Vincent College. "Violent Art, Sacred Art: Artists and Sacrifice in Willa Cather"
 
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch, Red Cloud Community Center
 
1:30 - 3:00 Concurrent paper sessions, Red Cloud Elementary School
    A.   CATHER, FAULKNER, HURSTON
    Chair: Elsa Nettels
    Nancy Chinn, Baylor University. "Violence Against Women in Cather and Hurston"
    Sarah Gardham, Drew University. "Subverting the Male Gaze: Cather's Lena Lingard and Faulkner's Lena Grove"
    Alana Generson, State College, Pennsylvania. "A Comparison of Writings of Willa Cather and Zora Neale Hurston"
 
    C.   PIONEER VIOLENCE & THE GREAT WAR
    Chair: David Porter
    Somaya Sami Sabry, University of Arkansas. "Cather's Pioneer Novels: Between Official and Vernacular Discourses"
    Cheli Reutter, University of Louisville. "Violence, Ethics, and Cather's O Pioneers!"
    Erika Hamilton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "To Sell the War (1918-1922): Advertising Strategies for Books on World War One"
    Aniamma Joseph, Kerala, South India.
 
3:00 - 3:30 Break, Red Cloud Elementary School Library
 
3:30 - 5:00 Concurrent paper sessions, Red Cloud Elementary School
    A.   WORLDS AT WAR
    Chair: Steven Trout
    Mary Christine Mount, University of Mississippi. "Hemingway's (Subconscious) Admiration of the 'Catherized' War Novel"
    Amanda Kuhnel, University of Mississippi. "The Mechanization of 'The Wild Land' in One of Ours: A Consideration of Land Ethic and Community
    Vicki Martin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Soldiers in Cather's Community of Readers"
 
    B.   MISSIONARY ZEAL
    Chair: John J. Murphy
    Reg Dyck, Capital University. "Making Distinctions: Cather's Professor and the 'gentle violence of cultural missionary work'"
    Patrick Dooley, St. Bonaventure University. "Is Proselytizing Indigenous People an Act of Violence? Cather's Missionaries in Shadows on the Rock and Death Comes for the Archbishop"
    Delmer Davis, Andrews University. "Spiritual Violence: One of Ours, Mildred Bennett, and the Seventh-day Adventist Connection"
 
    C.   SONG OF THE LARK
    Chair: Anne L. Kaufman
    Ann Broadhead, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. "When the Audience Broke in Two — 'Class' versus 'Mass' in The Song of the Lark"
    Shellie Sclan, Professional Children's School. "She Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends: Willa Cather and the Poetry of Ambition"
    Stephen Monroe, University of Mississippi. "Shameless Rage and Its Revelations in Cather's The Song of the Lark"
 
5:00 - 7:00 Free time
 
7:00   Victorian Dinner, Opera House Auditorium
Followed by the performance,"An Adaptation of 'A Singer's Romance'"
 
9:30   Wine/Cheese/Dessert Reception, Opera House Auditorium
    Sponsored by Teaching Cather, Virgil Albertini and Steve Shively, Editors
    Cash bar available.
 
Later   Social time, Depot
 

MONDAY, June 20th - Red Cloud
"Susan Rosowski Day"

Breakfast on own or at B&B's

9:00 - 10:30 1st half of Country Tour, meet at Opera House
 
10:45 - 12:15 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Bladen Fairgrounds
    ROBERT THACKER, St. Lawrence University. "She is Not a Puzzle So Arbitrarily Solved: Willa Cather's Violent Self-Construction"
    JANIS P. STOUT, Texas A & M. "Violence in Cather's Picture of the West"
    Introduction: Joseph R. Urgo
 
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch, Bladen Fairgrounds
 
1:45 - 2:15 Honor Guard Ceremony, Bladen Cemetery
 
2:30 - 3:30 2nd half of Country Tour, meet at Bladen Cemetery
 
4:00 - 5:30 Keynote Speaker, Opera House Auditorium
    MICHÉLE BARALE
    Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies
    Amherst College
    Introduction: Guy Reynolds
 
5:45 - 7:00 Picnic, lawn, St. Juliana Catholic Church in Red Cloud
 
7:30 - 8:15 Jack Cardinal, guest speaker, Opera House Gallery
    Appearance sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council
 
Later   Depot: Remember and Celebrate Sue Rosowski
 

TUESDAY, June 21st - Red Cloud/Lincoln

Breakfast & Lunch on your own in Red Cloud, Hastings, or anywhere in between

Own your own to travel to Lincoln and check in to Kauffman Center to get room information, parking permits ($6), and maps of campus.

2:00-5:00 CHECK IN TO GET YOUR ROOM ASSIGNMENT, Kauffman Center
 
You are on your own today for all food & activities. Here are some activities happening in Lincoln this evening:
 
For gardening and strolling fans, try:
6:00   Garden tour on UNL campus before Jazz in June concert, free, meet at the Sheldon Art Gallery East steps (12th & R), www.jazzinjune.com
 
Jazz and Food!
5:00   Food booths set up at the "Jazz in June Market" (12th & R) beginning at 5:00pm.
7:00   Jazz in June outdoor free concert, UNL campus, Sheldon Art Gallery (12th & R), www.jazzinjune.com
    "Kathy Kosins, Critically acclaimed voice, eclectic musical palette, recipient of the 2001 Michigan Council of the Arts/Artserve Michigan Jazz Composers Award, 6-time ASCAP Award winning songwriter, and jazz educator, define Kathy Kosins the 'jazz artist.'"
 
Sports Fans — get your hotdogs, nachos, and beer here!
7:05   AAA Baseball: our own Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Gary Southshore Railcats, Haymarket Park (www.saltdogs.com) Ticket prices: $5 - $15; to purchase tickets visit the ticket office at the Park or call (402) 474-BALL to charge by phone. Located west of Interstate 180 and UNL's Memorial Stadium, and north of the Historic Haymarket area (about 6th & T) with a pedestrian walkway connecting the stadium complex to the Haymarket and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.
 
If you can't get enough literature:
9:00   Open-mike readings from writers attending the Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference, free, Crescent Moon coffee house, 816 P Street, Haymarket
 

WEDNESDAY, June 22nd - Lincoln

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast, Selleck Dining Hall
 
8:30 - 10:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    RICHARD HARRIS, Webb Institute. "Over There from Over Here: Willa Cather, the Authorial Reader, and One of Ours"
    ANN ROMINES, George Washington University. "Violence, Silence, and Privacy: The Problem of 'Family Feeling' in Cather's Late Fiction"
    Introduction: Steven Trout
 
10:00 - 10:30 Break
 
10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent paper sessions, Kauffman Center
    A.   SHORT STORIES AND STORYTELLING
    Chair: Mark Madigan
    Mary Ruth Ryder, South Dakota State University. "Whispered Stories: Violence and Storytelling in Willa Cather's Fiction"
    Joseph C. Murphy, Fu Jen Catholic University. "Re-Patching the Tailor: The Violence of 'Neighbour Rosicky' "
    Steve Shively, Northwest Missouri State. "The Language of Violence in 'The Sculptor's Funeral'"
 
    B.   MAGAZINES & FOOTBALL
    Chair: Janis P. Stout
    Charles Mignon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Violence in the McCall's version of Cather's My Mortal Enemy"
    Jaime Harker, University of Mississippi. "Willa Cather, Women's Novelist: The Woman's Home Companion, The Book-of-the-Month Club, and Hybrid Authorial Identity"
    Matthew J. Lavin, Utah State University. "Intellectual Warfare in the Commercial Magazine: Art versus Advertising in Cather's The Professor's House"
    Dr. Virgil Albertini, Northwest Missouri State University. "Cather Certainly Knew About Football"
 
    C.   MY ÁNTONIA
    Chair: Richard Harris
    Jen Overkamp, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Opposites and Artists: Marriage in Cather's The Song of the Lark and My Ántonia"
    Daniel Worden, Brandeis University. "'I Like to be Like a Man': Female Masculinity in O Pioneers! and My Ántonia"
    Cyndee Gero-Moore, California State University-Bakersfield. "Contrasts in the Shadows: Chiaroscuro and Tenebrism in My Ántonia"
 
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Selleck Dining Hall
 
1:00 - 2:00 PLENARY PANEL, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    "Digital Scholarship and the Willa Cather Archive"
    Chair: Guy Reynolds
    Katherine L. Walter, Professor and Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections Department, UNL. "Contextualizing the Cather Archive: Digital Research in the Humanities
    Brian L. Pytlik Zillig, Assistant Professor, Digital Initiatives Librarian, UNL. "Digital Cather: Technical Issues and Long-Term Viability of Electronic Scholarship"
    Andrew Jewell, Assistant Professor of Digital Projects, UNL Libraries, Editor of the Willa Cather Archive. "The Professor's Mouse: Cather Scholarship in the Digital Age"
 
2:15 - 2:45 Tour of Archives and the E-text Center, meet at UNL Library lobby
 
3:00-3:45 BAKST'S CATHER, Library Archives lower floor
    Analysis of Leonard Bakst oil portrait of Cather, 1923, commissioned by the Omaha Art Guild
    Vicki Martin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "'Will Willa?'"
    Evelyn Haller, Doane College
    Chair: Kari Ronning
 
4:00 - 4:30 Break
 
4:30 - 6:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    TOM QUIRK, University of Missouri. "A Violence from Within and a Violence from Without: Cather's Artistic Insurgency and Her Imaginative Détente"
    DAVID PORTER, Williams College. "From Violence to Art: Willa Cather Caught in the Eddy"
    Introduction: Ann Romines
 
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner, Selleck Dining Hall
 
7:30 - 9:00 Keynote Speaker, UNL Student Union Auditorium
    TERRY EAGLETON
    Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow
    University of Manchester
    Introduction: Guy Reynolds
 

THURSDAY, June 23rd - Lincoln

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast, Selleck Dining Hall
 
8:30 - 10:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    JOHN J. MURPHY, Brigham Young University. "Violence, Liberty, and the Old Order of Baltazar"
    JOHN N. SWIFT, Occidental College. "'Kind Things': Recessional Objects and Cather's Materialism"
    Introduction: Steve Shively
 
10:00 - 10:30 Break
 
10:30 - 12:15 Concurrent paper sessions, Kauffman Center
    A.   UNDER THE KNIFE: THE PROFESSOR'S HOUSE
    Chair: Amy Ahearn
    Evelyn Haller, Doane College. "Under the Obsidian Knife: The Aztec Dimensions of Godfrey St. Peter"
    Allison Harl, University of Arkansas. "Violence, Literacy, and Landscape in The Professor's House"
    Kathryn Mapes, University of Wisconsin-Stout. "'Falling Out' of Love and into Fetishism and Attempted Suicide: Godfrey St. Peter's Disaffection with Social Ritual"
    Michael Schueth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "'Blank Isolation': Cather, Celebrity and the 'long strain' in The Professor's House"
 
    B.   REVISE / REWRITE
    Chair: Tom Quirk
    John Jacobs, Shenandoah University. "Cather Rewrites Huckleberry Finn"
    Max Despain, University of Delaware. "Fruit Trees and Tamarisk Brooms: Grafting a Unique Perspective of American History of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop"
    Isabella Caruso, CUNY, Kingsborough. "Cather and Colette: A Sisterhood of Artists"
 
    C.   TOM OUTLAND & STEPHEN TENNANT
    Chair: Anne L. Kaufman
    Brook Ethridge, Drew University. "Cather's Tom Outland: Homage to Phil Stone's 'Young Faulkner'"
    Geneva M. Gano, UCLA. "Outland Over There: Cather's Cosmopolitan West"
    Emily Malino Scheuer, Washington, DC. "Willa Cather and Stephen Tennant: The Odd Couple"
 
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch, Selleck Dining Hall
 
1:30 - 3:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    STEVEN TROUT, Fort Hays State University. "Rebuilding the Outland Engine: A New Source for The Professor's House"
    MERRILL SKAGGS, Drew University. "Cather's Violent Assimilation Of Henry James's Art"
    Chair: John J. Murphy
 
3:00 - 3:30 Break
 
4:00 - 5:00 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    "EDITH LEWIS'S NEBRASKA."
    Melissa J. Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and
Anne L. Kaufman, Milton Academy.
    Chair: Marilee Lindemann
 
5:15 - 6:00 TOUR: "CATHER'S CAMPUS"
    Led by Dr. Kari Ronning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cather Edition Assistant Editor, meet at the Bell Tower on campus
 
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner, Selleck Dining Hall
 
"American Idol", Rococo Theatre (13th & P) - if you need a break from hard-core academics, some of your favorite singers are in town tonight!
 
9:00   Student readings, Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference, Crescent Moon coffee house, 816 P Street, free
 

Friday, June 24th - Lincoln

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast, Selleck Dining Hall
 
8:30 - 9:15 PLENARY SPEAKERS, Burnett Hall, Room 115
    MARK MADIGAN, Nazareth College of Rochester, and TIMOTHY BINTRIM, Clarion University. "From Larceny to Suicide: The Denny Case and 'Paul's Case'"
    Introduction: Richard Harris
 
9:30 - 11:00 Concurrent paper sessions, Kauffman Center
    A.   VISUAL ARTS & MODERNITY
    Chair: Charles Mignon
    Robert Lee Lynch, Jr., Longwood University and Sonja Froiland Lynch, Wartburg College. "The Subtleties of Suicide: An Impressionistic Approach to Cather's 'Paul's Case'"
    Janet R. Faubel, University of West Florida. "Unveiling El Greco's Saint Francis in Mediation: Ekphrasis and Catholic Colonialism in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop"
 
    B.   RACE & CULTURE
    Chair: John Swift
    Susan Meyer, Wellesley College. "Chicken Soup for the White Southerner's Soul: Race and Medicine in Cather's Sapphira and the Slave Girl"
    Elaine E. Limbaugh, Portland State. "American Voices on Violence: A Study of Cultural Implications Of Violence as Depicted by Four American Writers"
    William Fraser, University of Mississippi. "A Catherian reading of the films of Sam Peckinpah"
 
    C.   HOUSES OF FICTION
    Chair: Joseph C. Murphy
    Derek Driedger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Writing Isolation and Violence as 'Imaginative Art': Cather's Anti-Narrative in Shadows on the Rock"
    Joy C. B. Johnson, University of Georgia. "Violence in the House of Fiction: Disruption of the 'Text' of the Body in Cather and James"
    Susan A. Schiller, Central Michigan University. "Creating Art to Understand Art: A Holistic Relationship between Students and Cather"
 
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch, Selleck Dining Hall
 
12:15 - 1:45 Concurrent paper sessions, Kauffman Center
    A.   LUCY & OPERA
    Chair: David Porter
    Kara Van Cleaf, City University of New York. "The Violence of Severing and the Art of Assembling: the Compressions and Expansions of Subjectivity in Lucy Gayheart"
    Dr. Jane K. Dressler, Kent State University. "Songs of Violence: Willa Cather's Lucy Gayheart"
    Rebecca Faber, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Ernestine Schumann-Heink: The Diva in One of Ours"
 
    B.   DEATH & SURVIVORS
    Chair: Tom Quirk
    Glen Enander, South Dakota State University. "The Artistic Visionary and the Victimized Voyeur: Interpreting Cather's Contrastive Portraits of the Peaceful Death of Archbishop Latour and the Violent Death of Claude Wheeler"
    Nichole Bennett, Drew University. "Titanic Art and Suicidal Violence: The Sinking of 'The Diamond Mine' "
    Margaret Doane, California State University. " 'Do Talk to Me': Violent Deaths and Isolated Survivors in Cather's Novels"
 
    C.   THE LOST LADY AND OTHERS
    Chair: Melissa J. Homestead
    Mark Robison, Union College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "The Comic Impulse of A Lost Lady: Reading Marian Forrester as Picara"
    Wendy Perriman, Drew University. "Dancing Behind the Veil: Willa Cather's Literary Choreography"
    Travis Tougaw, United States Air Force Academy. "Finding Friedrich Schiller in Cather's A Lost Lady"
 
 
2:30 - 4:00 SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATION, PBS American Masters Series
    "Willa Cather: The Road is All", Ross Film Theater (13th & Q)
This is a new production to be aired nationally September 7th, 2005
hosted by NETV producers Joel Geyer and Christine Lesiak
 
4:00 - 5:30 Free time
 
This evening there are several activities you may choose any or all of the following:
5:30 - 7:00 Dinner, Selleck Dining Hall
 
6:00 - 9:00 Open House & Food Tasting, the home of Jim Rosowski; the chef providing food is contracted to produce a new cookbook with the University of Nebraska Press. Come to taste test and give suggestions!
    -OR-
6:00 - 9:00 Nebraska's own Sideways tour at James Arthur Vineyard, Raymond, Nebraska
    -OR-
    On your own for dinner on the town with friends

SATURDAY, June 25th - Lincoln

Breakfast & Goodbyes

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