Nebraska Authors

Sandra Whipple Spanier

Born Des Moines, IA (USA)

Wife of former UNL Chancellor Graham Spanier, briefly lived in Nebraska, but retained in database for inquiries.

Places Lived

Des Moines, IA
Chicago, IL
State College, PA
Corvallis, OR
Lincoln, NE (1991-1996)

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


American Literature; Critical Study of Kay Boyle


Undergraduate Studies, Iowa State University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1972, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts Degree, 1976, Penn State University, State College, PA
Ph.D., 1981, Penn State University, State College, PA


Associate Professor, English

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1986-1992


Chairperson of 'The Hemingway and Gender' session of the Hemingway Society International Conference in Paris, 1994


Husband Graham Spanier was UNL Chancellor, 1991- 1996
Worked extensively with Kay Boyle, while Ms. Boyle resided in Mill Valley, California
On the editorial board of the Hemingway Review, a semi-annual literary magazine published at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC


Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist. 1986.
Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts. edited, with an afterward by
Spanier, 1995.

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