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From Cather Studies Volume 6



  • Mary Chinery is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Communications at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, where she teaches American literature and writing. She received her PhD from Drew University in 2003. She has published articles in The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review and Willa Cather and the American Southwest (ed. John N. Swift and Joseph R. Urgo, 2002). She is also past president of the New Jersey College English Association.

  • Debra Rae Cohen is an assistant professor of English at the University of Arkansas and the author of Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citizenship in British Women's Great War Fiction (2002). Her two current subjects of research are Rebecca West and the relationship between modernism and radio.

  • Michael Gorman teaches English and American literature at Hiroshima University in Japan and is completing a PhD dissertation, "Versed in Country Things: Pastoral Ideology, Modern American Identity, and Willa Cather," at the University of Tulsa.

  • Jennifer Haytock is an assistant professor of English at SUNY Brockport. Her book, At Home, At War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature (2003), examines domestic ritual and gender ideology in men's and women's texts about the home-fronts and battle-fronts of World War I. She has also published articles on Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, and Ellen Glasgow.

  • Pearl James, a visiting assistant professor in English at Davidson College, is currently editing a volume of essays, "Picture This! Reading World War I Posters," for the University of Nebraska Press. She is also writing a book-length study on the representation of World War I in American novels of the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Celia M. Kingsbury is an assistant professor of English at Central Missouri State University. Her major research interest is World War I literature and culture, especially war propaganda. She is the author of The Peculiar Sanity of War: Hysteria in the Literature of World War I (2002), as well as articles and book chapters on the subject of war and propaganda. She is currently working on a project involving World War I propaganda aimed specifically at women and children and popular fiction that mirrors the propaganda.

  • Susan Meyer is a professor of English at Wellesley College. She is the author of Imperialism at Home: Race and Victorian Women's Fiction (1996) and co-editor of The New Nineteenth Century: Feminist Readings of Underread Victorian Fiction (1996). Her recent articles include "Craniometry, Race, and the Artist in Willa Cather" (2002), "Imagining the Jews Together: Shared Figures in Edith Wharton and Henry James" (2004), and "Antisemitism and Social Critique in Dickens's Oliver Twist" (2005).

  • Margaret Anne O'Connor is retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she taught American literature and American studies. Her edited books include Willa Cather: The Contemporary Reviews (2001). She now lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

  • Before returning to academia in 1998, Wendy K. Perriman spent fifteen years as an international high school teacher, specializing in English, drama, and dance. She established extracurricular clubs in Germany and England, choreographed many full-scale dance productions, and trained other drama teachers to incorporate movement as part of the National Curriculum. Her dance teams won the YMCA All Germany Command Final in 1993 ("The Dolly Mixtures") and 1984 ("Instep"). Until her recent move to North Carolina she was an assistant professor at Drew University; she is currently working on her second book project, "Willa Cather's Literary Choreography."

  • Mark A. Robison, an associate professor of English at Union College, is a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. His dissertation investigates how the theory and practice of recreation intersect with Cather's life and writing. He has published articles on Cather in Literature and Belief and the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review.

  • Ann Romines is the director of Graduate Studies and a professor of English at The George Washington University. She is the author of The Home Plot: Women, Writing, and Domestic Ritual (1992), Constructing the Little House: Gender, Culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder (1997), and many essays about American women writers, especially Willa Cather. She edited Willa Cather's Southern Connections: New Essays on Cather and the South (2000) and is coeditor of The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review and volume editor of the forthcoming Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of Sapphira and the Slave Girl.

  • Mary R. Ryder is a Distinguished Professor of English at South Dakota State University and author of the award-winning book Willa Cather and Classical Myth: The Search for a New Parnassus (1991). She has published on Cather in collections of essays and in journals such as American Literary Realism, Western American Literature, and the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review. Her research has focused on Cather and science; Cather as ecofeminist, poet, and children's author; and Cather's literary connections to Sinclair Lewis, Frank Norris, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

  • Janis P. Stout is professor emerita and dean of faculties/ associate provost emerita of Texas A&M University. Her books include Through the Window, Out the Door: Women's Narratives of Departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Didion (1998), Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World (2000), A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather (2002), and Coming Out of War: Poetry, Grieving, and the Culture of the World Wars (2005).

  • Steven Trout is a professor of English at Fort Hays State University. He is the author of Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War (2002) and coeditor of The Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory (2001). His articles on Cather have appeared in Cather Studies, American Literary Realism, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. He is currently writing a study of the First World War in American memory, 1919-41.