University Press Copublishing Division / Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Trim: 6⅜ x 9½
978-1-61147-016-1 • Hardback • November 2011 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Christine E. Kephart received her Ph.D. in English at Drew University where she worked with Merrill Maguire Skaggs, one of the preeminent scholars in Cather studies, to begin developing her own critical work in Cather research. She currently works in higher education and lives in New Jersey with her husband. She and her husband are also musicians, they play together when they can.
Chapter 1 Beyond Spires and Gargoyles: An Introduction
Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Foundations for Cather's Cathedrals: European Architecture, Early Literary Sources and "The Enchanted Bluff"
Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Cather as Architect and Alexander's Bridge
Chapter 4 Chapter 3: "This looked as if it might be the right place": Locating the Cathedral in The Song of the Lark and One of Ours
Chapter 5 Chapter 4: A Sound Design: Cathedrals in The Professor's House
Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Rock, Sanctuary, and an Idea of God: Building Cathedrals in Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Limpid, Celestial, Holy Blue: Gothic Light in Shadows on the Rock
Chapter 8 Chapter 7: The Flowering of Desire:Gothic Cathedral Structure in Shadows on the Rock
Chapter 9 The Catherian Cathedral: A Summary
Kephart’s book, the first to engage Cather’s relations to architecture fully, is an innovative contribution to Cather studies.
— Center for Great Plains Studies
With this perceptive and focused study, Kephart has made an important contribution to Cather studies.
— American Literary Realism