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From Cather 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 Cather.

  • 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.