Dear Cather Scholars:

Hopefully some of you have been thinking over a proposal for the 2019
International Cather Seminar. Proposals are not due until Feb 1, 2017, but
please feel free to write me off-list with questions and ideas. See the CFP


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From: Andrew Jewell <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:43 AM
Subject: CFP for 2019 Cather Seminar
To: 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars <
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Dear Cather Scholars:

Please see the Cather Foundation's Call for Proposals for the 2019
International Cather Seminar below. This is a new process for seminar
planning, and if you have any questions, we do hope you'll be in touch.

Please feel encouraged to distribute this call to any other lists you think
would be appropriate.

Andy Jewell

*Call for Proposals*

The Willa Cather Foundation invites proposals for the 17th International
Willa Cather Seminar, to be held in June 2019. Seminar directors work
alongside WCF staff and Board to create a one-of-a-kind conference
experience for Cather scholars and enthusiasts in locations central to
Willa Cather’s life and writing. Past seminars have been held in Red Cloud,
Lincoln, and Nebraska City, Nebraska; Santa Fe; Quebec City; Frederick
County, Virginia; Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, Vermont; Paris
and Provence, France; Flagstaff, Arizona; Northampton, Massachusetts; and
Chicago. Seminars traditionally last 5-6 days and blend concurrent sessions
of academic papers, keynote lectures, tours of Cather-related sites,
performances, public events, and social activities.

We ask for succinct 2-3 page proposals that include the names of directors,
their academic status, brief summary of their Cather scholarly and other
related experience, justification of site appropriateness for Cather
studies, explanation of proposed theme, and specifics on institutional
partnership and sponsorship potential. Preference will be given to
proposals that demonstrate strong institutional partnership, sponsorship
potential, and sufficient local infrastructure for an academic conference
(transportation, dining, lodging, and entertainment options).

The WCF staff and Education Committee collaborate with, advise, and support
directors and partner institutions in order to ensure that seminar
experiences are successful and satisfying for all.

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact Andrew Jewell,
Education Committee Chair ([log in to unmask]), and Tracy Tucker, Education
Director of the Willa Cather Foundation ([log in to unmask]). Deadline
for proposals is February 1, 2016.