Food, Drink, and Willa Cather's Writing: June 3-5, 1910
A Scholars' Symposium, on June 3, will kick off the annual Cather Spring Conference, this year an exploration of the importance of food and drink in Cather's writing. This day of scholarly papers and discussion will be followed by two days of events related to the conference theme, including kitchen tours at Cather-related sites, food and wine tastings, talks, panels, and discussions of food-and-drink-related issues in Cather's work and life, and a variety of celebratory events in Cather's Nebraska home town and the surrounding countryside.
For possible presentation, please submit 300-word abstracts for papers related to conference theme. Featured conference texts will be O Pioneers! and "The Bohemian Girl," but papers addressing food and/or drink issues in any aspect of Cather's career will be welcome. Send proposals, and any questions about this event, to Ann Romines, conference director, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 Feb. 2010. Paper presenters may submit their papers for possible publication in a special expanded issue of The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review.
E-mail Ann Romines for a partial list of possible paper topics.