Although on sabbatical, professor of American literature Ann Romines has been busy. She writes that the following projects have been her preoccupations:
“Why We Read–and Re-read–My Antonia,” talk for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, Aurora, IL Oct. 2007.
“Letters Home to Red Cloud: Willa Cather Writes to Her Parents.” Western Literature Association. Tacoma, WA, Oct 2007.
Hour-long discussion on D.C. satellite radio station, with NEA literature specialists and novelist Kurt Anderson, on Willa Cather’s My Antonia, for the NEA Big Read Program.
“Last Words, Last Things: Willa Cather’s and Eudora Welty’s Final Southern Novels.”
Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Williamsburg, VA. April 2008.
Plenary panel member, “Willa Cather and Her Contemporaries.” Discussion leader,
“Willa Cather and Sarah Orne Jewett.” Willa Cather Spring Conference. Red Cloud,
NE. June 2008.
“Violence, Silence, and Privacy: “The Problem of ‘Family Feeling’ in Cather’s Late Fiction.”
Violence, The Arts, and Willa Cather, ed. Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs.
Fairleigh Dickinson UP. 57-72.
Issue Editor, special issue of Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, Winter 2008. “Willa Cather and Material Culture.”
She adds that she especially proud of the new issue of Cather Newsletter and Review. Look for it soon on the department bulletin board.