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Virtual Author Series: Steven Trout

Virtual Author Series: Steven Trout

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

As we celebrate the publication centenary of Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel One of Ours in 2022, join us for an engaging discussion with Steven Trout, author of Memorial Fictions. In his book, Trout takes a hard look at Cather's analysis of the Great War through her novels One of Ours and The Professor's House and reevaluates One of Ours, arguing that it should be regarded as one of the great World War I novels alongside A Farewell to Arms and All Quiet on the Western Front. Register for the event here. You can order a copy of the book from the National Willa Cather Center Bookstore HERE.

This author series event is made possible by generous donor support as well as Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. NEH is committed to Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).

About the Author

Steven Trout is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Alabama. He is the author of three books—The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire: War, Remembrance, and an American Tragedy (University Press of Kansas, 2020), On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941 (University of Alabama Press, 2010), and Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War (University of Nebraska Press, 2002)—and the editor or coeditor of multiple volumes, including Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory, and the First World War (University of Alabama Press, 2020), World War I in American Fiction: An Anthology of Short Stories (Kent State University Press, 2014) and Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero by John Lewis Barkley (University Press of Kansas, 2012).