The Passing Show

Spring Conference

Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

Presented from the Red Cloud Opera House, and also available digitally, below.

Join panelists James English, Pat Leach, James Jaap, and Michael Schueth as they explore our Spring Conference topic, "Literary Prizes: Acclaim and Controversy." Moderated by Dr. Melissa Homestead of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our Spring Conference Academic Director, this traditionally unstructured panel allows for significant exchange and inquiry into the larger questions surrounding our conference:

  • Why do Cather's words matter?
  • What can she tell us about our experiences today?


  • Dr. James English (Speaker), University of Pennsylvania
  • Melissa Homestead (Speaker), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • James Jaap (Speaker), Penn State Greater Allegheny, Teaching Professor of English and Assistant Chief Academic Officer
  • Pat Leach (Speaker), Lincoln City Libraries, Library Director

This is event is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska.