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Visiting Scholars Series Public Lecture: “Editing Willa Cather’s Letters for Digital Publication”

Avery Hall
Bundy Reading Room, room 111
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Visiting Scholars Series Public Lecture, Department of English

“Editing Willa Cather’s Letters for Digital Publication”

Speaker: Professor Melissa J. Homestead, University of Nebraska

Description: What makes a digital edition of an author’s letters different from a print one? What editorial and technical work goes on behind the scenes to produce one? And what can users of a digital edition of letters learn? Melissa Homestead will answer these questions by giving a guided tour of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather and explaining the principles and practices behind it.

Speaker Bio: Melissa J. Homestead is Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she directs the Cather Project. In addition to being co-editor of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, co-director of A Digital Library of Willa Cather’s Literary Manuscripts, and author of The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis (Oxford University Press 2021), she has published widely on nineteenth-century American women’s writing and authorship and is co-editing The Minister’s Wooing for the Oxford Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe.