In this Book

Cather Studies, Volume 10
summary

Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century—the cultures that shaped Willa Cather’s childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held values—are addressed in her fiction.

 

In two related sets of essays, seven contributors track within Cather’s life or writing the particular cultural formations, emotions, and conflicts of value she absorbed from the atmosphere of her distinct historical moment; their ten colleagues offer a compelling set of case studies that articulate the manifold ways that Cather learned from, built upon, or resisted models provided by particular nineteenth-century writers, works, or artistic genres. Taken together with its Cather Studies predecessor, Willa Cather and Modern Cultures, this volume reveals Cather as explorer and interpreter, sufferer and master of the transition from a Victorian to a Modernist America.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. Anne L. Kaufman and Richard H. Millington
  3. pp. ix-xxii
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 1. Contexts
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Willa Cather, Sarah Orne Jewett, and the Historiography of Lesbian Sexuality
  2. Melissa J. Homestead
  3. pp. 3-37
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Cather’s Readers, Traditionalism, and Modern America
  2. Charles Johanningsmeier
  3. pp. 38-67
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Time Out of Place: Modernity and the Rise of Environmentalism in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!
  2. Leila C. Nadir
  3. pp. 68-96
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Contamination, Modernity, Health, and Art in Edith Wharton and Willa Cather
  2. Susan Meyer
  3. pp. 97-132
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Daughter of a War Lost, Won, and Evaded: Cather and the Ambiguities of the Civil War
  2. Janis Stout
  3. pp. 133-149
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. A [Slave] Girl’s Life in Virginia before the War: Willa Cather and Antebellum Nostalgia
  2. John Jacobs
  3. pp. 150-166
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 2. Precursors and Influences
  2. pp. 167-168
  1. 8. Cather’s Jewett: Relationship, Influence,and Representation
  2. Deborah Carlin
  3. pp. 169-188
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Willa Cather and the Example of Henry James
  2. Elsa Nettels
  3. pp. 189-222
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 10. Kindred Spirits: Willa Cather and Henry James
  2. John J. Murphy
  3. pp. 223-242
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 11. The Rise of Godfrey St. Peter: Cather’s Modernism and the Howellsian Pretext
  2. Joseph C. Murphy
  3. pp. 243-260
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 12. Echoes of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage in Willa Cather’s One of Ours
  2. Ann Moseley
  3. pp. 261-280
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 13. Thackeray’s Henry Esmond and The Virginians: Literary Prototypes for My Mortal Enemy
  2. Richard C. Harris
  3. pp. 281-299
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 14. “One Knows It Too Well to Know It Well”: Willa Cather, A. E. Housman, and A Shropshire Lad
  2. Robert Thacker
  3. pp. 300-327
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 15. Following the Lieder: Cather, Schubert, and Lucy Gayheart
  2. David Porter
  3. pp. 328-348
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 16. Pompeii and the House of the Tragic Poet in A Lost Lady
  2. Matthew Hokom
  3. pp. 349-373
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. 17. Making It New: O Pioneers! as Modernist Bildungsroman
  2. Sarah Stoeckl
  3. pp. 374-394
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 395-400
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 401-415
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.