Nebraska Authors

Frances W. Kaye

Born 1949 Englewood, NJ (USA)

Kaye is a long time English Professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and local social activist.

Places Lived

Cheney, NE
Lincoln, NE
Englewood, NJ
Calgary, Alberta (summer stays)

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Essays; Great Plains study; Cather


Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D., 1970, 1972 and 1973, Cornell University


Professor of English
Editor of Great Plains Quarterly

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Center for Great Plains Studies
Editor, Great Plains Quarterly, 1983-1998


Fulbright Professor, University of Calgary, 1994-95


Founding member of the Center for Great Plains Studies


Mapping the North American Great Plains. 1987. (edited with Frederick C. Luebke and Gary Moulton)
Isolation and Masquerade: Willa Cather's Women. 1993.
Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains, Spain on the Plains. 1994. (edited with John Wunder and Ralph Vigil)
Americans View Their Dust Bowl Experience. 1999. (edited with John Wunder and Vernon Carstenson)
Hiding the Audience: Viewing Arts and Arts Institutions on the Prairies. 2003.

Many articles and presentations.

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Frances W. Kaye

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