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Cather Studies Volume 5
Patrick K. Dooley is Board of Trustees Professor of Philosophy
at St. Bonaventure University. He has published three
books and more than sixty articles and book chapters in the general
area of philosophy and American Culture, including The
Pluralistic Philosophy of Stephen Crane. Dooley is editor of the
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newsletter.
Mark A. R. Facknitz has taught at James Madison University
since 1983. The 1989 winner of the Virginia Prize for
fiction, his creative work has appeared in The Georgia Review,
Shenandoah, Story Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and numerous
other magazines. He has written articles on Raymond Carver in
Studies in Short Fiction, cea Critic, and qwerty and was a contributor
to Ewing Campbell's Raymond Carver: A Study of the
Cheryll Glotfelty is associate professor of literature and
the environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is cofounder
and associate editor of Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in
Literature and the Environment; co-founder, past president, and
co-president of the Association for the Study of Literature and
Environment, as well as co-founder and associate editor of the
American Nature Writing Newsletter.
Jan Goggans received her Ph.D. in English at the University
of California, Davis; her dissertation was "The Shape of
Community in the Visual West: Land, Water, and Women in the
Work of Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor." Her publications include
interviews with Isabel Allende, Carolyn See, and Pam Houston
as well as essays and interviews with farmers and growers in
the Putah and Cache Creek watersheds.
Charles Johanningsmeier is associate professor of English
at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the author
of Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of
Newspaper Syndicates in America, 1860-1900.
Philip Kennicott is the culture critic of the Washington
Post and former classical music critic of the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch and Detroit News. In 1999 he was a Pulitzer Prize fi-
nalist for editorials about gun control.
Glen A. Love is professor emeritus at the University of
Oregon and is past president of the Western Literature Association.
He is the author of New Americans: The Westerner and the
Modern in the American Novel and Babbit: An American Life.
He is co-editor of Ecological Crisis: Readings for Survival.
Thomas J. Lyon is former editor of Western American
Literature (1974-1996). He is editor of A Literary History of the
American West, This Incomparable Land: A Guide to American
Nature Writing, and On Nature's Terms, and co-editor of Great
and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Centennial Reader. Lyon is past
president of the Western Literature Association. He is currently
working on a book entitled "Good Walking: How (and Why) to
Write About Nature."
Joseph W. Meeker is a human ecologist with a Ph.D. in
comparative literature and master's and postdoctoral studies in
wildlife ecology and comparative animal and human behavior.
He has been a ranger in the National Park Service. He produced
and hosted the radio series, "Minding the Earth," which aired on
National Public Radio during the 1980s. He is currently a core
faculty member at the Graduate School of the Union Institute.
His books include Spheres of Life, The Comedy of Survival, and
Minding the Earth.
Ann Moseley is a professor in the Department of Literature
and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce and
serves as volume editor of the Cather Scholarly Edition of The
Song of the Lark. Moseley began her focus on Cather with her dissertation, "The Voyage Perilous: Willa
Cather's Mystic Quest."
Her book on Willa Cather and the spiritual grotesque will be
published by Texas Christian University Press.
Guy Reynolds teaches English and American literature
at the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK), where he is also
Director of the Centre for American Studies. He is the author of
two books, Willa Cather in Context: Progress, Race, Empire and
Twentieth-Century American Women's Fiction.
Ann Romines is professor of English at George Washington
University and is the author of The Home Plot: Women, Writing
and Domestic Ritual; Constructing the Little House: Gender,
Culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder; and many essays on Cather.
She is volume editor of the Cather Scholarly Edition of Sapphira
and the Slave Girl.
Susan J. Rosowski is University Professor and Adele Hall
Distinguished Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is
general editor of the Cather Scholarly Edition and editor-in-chief
of Cather Studies. Her books include Birthing a Nation: Gender,
Creativity, and the Significance of the West in American Literature
and The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather's Romanticism.
Merrill Maguire Skaggs is Baldwin Professor of the Humanities
at Drew University and is author of After the World
Broke in Two: The Later Novels of Willa Cather and of numerous
essays on Cather and Southern writers. She is the author of The
Folk of Southern Fiction and co-author of The Mother Person.
Janis P. Stout is former dean of faculties and associate
provost at Texas A&M University. Her books include Willa Cather:
The Writer and Her World; Through the Window, Out the Door:
Women's Narratives of Departure, from Austin and Cather to
Tyler, Morrison, and Didion; and Sodoms in Eden: The City in
American Fiction before 1860. Stout has also published three
Joseph Urgo is professor and chair of the Department of
English at the University of Mississippi. He is author of Faulkner's
Apocrypha: A Fable; Snopes and The Spirit of Human Rebellion;
Novel Frames: Literature as Guide to Race, Sex and History in
American Culture; and Willa Cather and the Myth of American