Nebraska Authors

Melissa Homestead

Born Lincoln, NE (USA)

University of Nebraska English professor and Willa Cather scholar Homestead is Director of The Cather Project as well as Associate Editor of "The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, an on-line digital edition funded by an NEH Scholarly Editions Grant, and part of the University of Nebraska's on-line Willa Cather Archive.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary History; Literary Criticism; Willa Cather Scholars; University of Nebraska Faculty


AB, 1985, Smith College, Northampton, MA
AM, 1987, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
PhD, 1998, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor, English Dept., University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Nebraska Book Award for The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis, 2022


American Women Authors and Literary Property: 1822-1869. 2005.
The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis.2021.
Numerous scholarly articles not listed.

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