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From Cather 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 elsewhere.

  • 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 Cather's fiction.

  • 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 Jersey.

  • 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.