Cather Studies, Volume 7

Cather Studies, Volume 7 : Willa Cather as Cultural Icon

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Volume 7 of the Cather Studies series explores Willa Cather's iconic status and its problems within popular and literary culture. Not only are Cather's own life and work subject to enshrinement, but as a writer, she herself often returned to the motifs of canonization and to the complex relationship between the onlooker and the idealized object. Through textual study of her published novels and her behind-the-scenes campaign and publicity writing in service of her novels, the reader comes to understand the extent to which, despite her legendary claims and commitment to privacy, Willa Cather helped to orchestrate her own iconic more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 139.7 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • 2 photographs, index
  • 0803260113
  • 9780803260115

About Cather Studies

Guy Reynolds is the director of the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of Willa Cather in Context: Progress, Race, Empire and Twentieth-Century American Women's more

Table of contents

Editorial PolicyIntroduction: Willa Cather as Icon Guy ReynoldsA Commentary on An Explanation of America Robert PinskyWhat Happens to Criticism When the Artist Becomes an Icon? Elsa NettelsAdvertising Cather during the Transition Years (1914-1922) Erika HamiltonWilla Cather and Her Public in 1922 Janis P. StoutA Portrait of an Artist as a Cultural Icon: Edward Steichen, Vanity Fair, and Willa Cather Michael SchuethWilla Cather and the Book-of-the-Month Club Mark J. Madigan"Two or Three Human Stories": O Pioneers! and the Old Testament Jessica G. RabinBarbusse's L'enfer: A Source for "Coming, Aphrodite!" and "The Novel Demeuble" Richard C. HarrisRecollecting Emotion in Tranquility: Wordsworth and Byron in Cather's My Antonia and Lucy Gayheart Jonathan D. Gross"Have I Changed So Much?": Jim Burden, Intertextuality, and the Ending of My Antonia Timothy C. BlackburnShadows on the Rock: Against Interpretation Richard H. MillingtonCather's Shadows: Solid Rock and Sacred Canopy John J. MurphyCather's Secular Humanism: Writing Anacoluthon and Shooting Out into the Eternities Joseph R. UrgoSubsequent Reflections on Shadows on the Rock Richard H. Millington, John J. Murphy, and Joseph R. UrgoCather, Freudianism, and Freud John N. SwiftCather's Medical Icon: Euclide Auclair, Healing Art, and the Cultivated Physician Joshua DolezalThe Dialectics of Seeing in Cather's Pittsburgh: "Double Birthday" and Urban Allegory Joseph C. MurphyAntithetical Icons? Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and the First World War Steven TroutIcons and Willa Cather Merrill Maguire Skaggs"A Critic Who Was Worthy of Her": The Writing of Willa Cather: A Critical Biography Robert ThackerContributorsIndexshow more