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Gustke Presents on American Author

Charmion GustkeLecturer of English Dr. Charmion Gustke recently presented at Parnassue Books on Willa Cather, an American author, and her novel The Professor’s House. Dr. Gustke then led a discussion about themes, historical elements and biographical specifics connected to the book.

Dr. Gustke’s scholarly interests include the intersections of post-colonial theory and American literature, Empire Studies (particularly South African literature), and the work, both fiction and nonfiction, of Willa Cather, on which Dr. Gustke has published articles. In the summer of 2012 she was awarded a James Woodress Research Grant from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln to explore Cather’s later work in light of the Great Depression.