Skip to main content
Source File: cat.cs005.xml

From 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 Short Fiction.

  • 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 novels.

  • 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 Migration.