Reginald Dyck, a graduate student at the University of Washington, is completing a dissertation on Cather, Wright Morris, and William Gass. He has previously published in The Explicator, Momentum, and elsewhere.
Blanche H. Gelfant is the Arts and Sciences Robert E. Maxwell Professor in the English Department of Dartmouth College. Among her many, many publications on modern and contemporary writers are her books The American City Novel, 1900-1950 and Women Writing in America: Voices in Collage.
Evelyn Haller is Professor of English at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. She has previously published on Cather in The Nebraska Humanist and in the Colby Library Quarterly. She has also contributed articles to two collections of essays on Virginia Woolf.
Jeane Harris directs the Freshman Composition Program at Arkansas State University. She has previously published in the New Mexico Humanities Review, Freshman English News, and Journal of Teaching Writing.
Katrina Irving is a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY-Binghamton. She has other articles published or forthcoming in Strategies, N.W.S.A. Journal, and Cultural Critique.
Demaree Peck is an Assistant Professor of English at Washington and Lee University.
Thomas Strychacz, an Assistant Professor at Mills College, is author of another study of Cather in Studies in American Fiction and on other modern American writers in American Literature, Western American Literature, and Critique.
William J. Stuckey, Guest co-Editor of this special issue, has guest-edited another special issue of this journal (Women Writers of the American South). He reviews frequently for MFS, is one of its Advisory Editors, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Narrative Technique. He has published essays on Cather, Wharton, Welty, Hemingway, and others as well as several short stories.
Susan J. Rosowski is author of The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather's Romanticism (1988), is Editor-in-Chief of the University of Nebraska Press for its forthcoming hardbound series on Cather Studies, is Editor of the MLA-sponsored Approaches to Teaching Cather's "My Ántonia, " and has published several essays on Cather in other journals. She is Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Claude J. Summers is author of books on Christopher Isherwood and on E. M. Foster, among others, and has written numerous essays on 17th-Century and 20th-century literatures. He is Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Loretta Wasserman is Professor of English at Grand Valley State University. Her other studies of Cather have appeared in American Literature and Studies in American Fiction. [End Page 144]