History, Memory and War

Couverture
Steven Trout
U of Nebraska Press, 2006 - 312 pages
Cather Studies 6 is part of a growing body of scholarship that seeks to undo Willa Cather?s longstanding reputation as a writer who remained aloof from the cultural issues of her day. This chronologically arranged collection demonstrates that Cather found the subject of war both unavoidable, because of her position in history, and artistically irresistible. The volume begins with an essay addressing the American Civil War as part of Cather?s southern cultural inheritance and concludes with an account of the aging writer?s participation in the Armed Services Editions Program of World War II. ø Military matters surface not only in One of Ours and The Professor?s House, Cather?s two major contributions to the literature of World War I, but in most of her other works as well, including My ?ntonia, in which the Plains Indian Wars and the Spanish-American conflict of 1898 are subtly but significantly evoked, and Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather?s largely ironic contribution to the genre of southern ?Lost Cause? fiction. Containing essays by leading Cather scholars, such as Ann Romines and Janis Stout, and work by specialists in war literature, whose inclusion expands the number and range of critical perspectives, this volume breaks new ground.
 

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Table des matières

A Very Long Engagement Ann Romines
1
My Ántonia and Empire Michael Gorman
28
Cather Family Letters and the SpanishAmerican War Margaret Anne OConnor
58
Willa Cather and the Persistence of War Consciousness Janis P Stout
70
Dangerous Modernity in One of Ours Pearl James
92
Bayliss Wheeler and the Element of Control in One of Ours Celia M Kingsbury
129
The Doughboy Naïfs in One of Ours Mary R Ryder
145
Recreation inWorld War I and the Practice of Play in One of Ours Mark A Robison
160
Wharton Cather the Jews and the First World War Susan Meyer
205
World War I in The Professors House Jennifer Haytock
228
The Glittering Idea of Scientific Warfare in The Professors House Wendy K Perriman
244
A New Source for The Professors House Steven Trout
271
Willa Cather the Armed Services Editions and the Unspeakable Second World War Mary Chinery
285
Contributors
297
Index
301
Droits d'auteur

Tourism as Potlatch in One of Ours Debra Ray Cohen
184

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À propos de l'auteur (2006)

Steven Trout is a professor of English at Fort Hays State University. He is the author of Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War (Nebraska 2002) and the coeditor of The Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory. ø Contributors include Mary Chinery, Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Gorman, Jennifer Haytock, Pearl James, Celia M. Kingsbury, Susan Meyer, Margaret Anne O?Connor, Wendy K. Perriman, Mark A. Robison, Ann Romines, Mary R. Ryder, Janis P. Stout, and Steven Trout.

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