Please join us and invite others!
(If you cant join today, mark your calendars now for Oct 8th!

Here I am last-minute reminding folks again!
Feel free to send the zoom info and this description and invite others to join!

Same zoom info each month — please invite others to join! (Cather enthusiasts, artists, teachers, historians, academics, Plains Studies, etc)

Meeting ID: 957 8514 6661

Password: 774347

Rebecca Wolff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Cather Racial Equality Group Meeting 

Time: Sept 10, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time(US and Canada) 

    Every month on the Second Thu, until Dec 10, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)

    Sep 10, 2020 03:00 PM

    Oct 8, 2020 03:00 PM

    Nov 12, 2020 03:00 PM

    Dec 10, 2020 03:00 PM

Inviting all Cather Scholars and Enthusiasts to join a reoccurring conversation on Cather and Race.

Our monthly discussions seek ways of speaking to American racism in context with Cather's writings and the times that she lived in. We strive to find modern relevance for Cather in the current political climate and with audiences of all races. 

Does Cather's writing uphold white American narratives? Does her work ignore the painful realities of white American’s treatment of indigenous and black people? Are we as Cather supporters through nostalgia holding up a similar ignoring of past and present truths? Can viewing Cather’s work through the lens of her identity as a white woman keep her work relevant at this pivotal moment in American history? 

Come share your opinions and your favorite moments in Cather literature that relate to this topic. Meetings occur in the afternoon on the 2nd Thursday of each month. To join the Zoom conversation, contact Sarah Bush at sara[log in to unmask]

Sarah Bush

On Aug 26, 2020, at 12:18 PM, Melissa Homestead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Chuck, Geneva Gano and I, both familiar to folks from the Cather International Seminar, are on the program. Daniel Malachuck was on one of the WCF sponsored panels at the ALA in 2019. Also, John Plotz, who is the organizer, attended the 2012 spring conference, as did Philip Joseph, and both of them have published monographs with chapters on Cather.


Melissa J. Homestead

Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies

Director of the Cather Project

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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President, Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society




From: "5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars" <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Charles Johanningsmeier <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [5BANKSTREET] Brandeis Cather Symposium


How interesting! I hope someone attends – and maybe gets some ideas (and names of participants) for how Cather’s treatments of these issues can be handled.




Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier

Isaacson Professor

Department of English

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE  68182-0175

(402) 554-3319


From: 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Olin-Ammentorp, Julie
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:57 PM
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Subject: [5BANKSTREET] Brandeis Cather Symposium


Dear 5 Bank Street:

I received an email about a virtual symposium on Cather to be held in November, sponsored by Brandeis University. The focal novel is The Professor's House, and the topic is settler colonialism and indigeneity. You can find a bit more information and registration (which appears to be free) at: 








Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Ph.D.
Dept. of English

Director, Gender & Women's Studies program
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd.


Please consider this email confidential and do not forward without my permission. Thank you. 
Syracuse, NY 13214

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Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture (2019)


Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War (2004)