Cather and the Readerly Imagination
In her own time as in ours, Willa Cather’s books created vibrant and varied communities of readers. Cather’s literary works detail numerous acts of reading, and she herself was an avid reader with an acute awareness of the reading public. The 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference seeks to celebrate and explore both the act of reading Cather and the presence of reading and readers within Cather’s fiction and letters.
The directors invite papers on a variety of topics related to Cather, readers, and reading, including but not limited to the following areas.
- Representations of readers and reading in Cather’s novels and short stories