In 2017, Alex Ross, the music critic for the New Yorker, traveled to Red Cloud for the Willa Cather Spring Conference. I talked to him about my research on Cather and Lewis, and I am quoted in his October 2017 New Yorker essay on the experience (in which he describes my book as “highly anticipated). You can read the essay here.

Read the story about my book produced by University Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln here (features video footage, including me wearing two masks in the library).

L. Kent Wolgamott interviewed me and wrote a story for the Lincoln Journal Star, which you can read here.

A story about me and my book talk at the Santa Fe Public Library appeared in the July 3, 2021, issue of Pasatiempo

Read my reflective essay on my research and my thinking about sexuality here on Literary Hub.


In early 2020, I sat down with some members of the Complete Letters of Willa Cather: A Digital Edition to talk about our work on the edition, including how feminism shaped our work. You can here me, Emily Rau (Ph.D. candidate in English and managing editor of the Cather Archive), and two undergraduate editorial assistants (Simon Droge and Gayle Rocz) episodes of the UNL English department’s plainstate: the podcast here and here.

I was featured on an episode of the Book Cougars podcast, which you can listen to here

I spoke about Cather and Lewis for Oxford University Press’s “Side Comment” podcast, which you can listen to here

Listen to the “Lost Ladies of Lit” podcast featuring my book accessible here

My interview with Pat Leach on “All About Books” on Nebraska Public Media that aired on September 23, 2021, is available here

Listen to me talk to Rob Mellon on the “History Ago Go” podcast here (though it would have been nice if he had wanted to talk to me about my book rather than the frontier experience or something, which is really not in my book?)

Listen to me talk about my book on an episode of the “History of Literature” appropriately released on Valentine’s Day 2023 here


I appear as one of the talking heads in a public television documentary on Willa Cather’s letters, Yours Willa Cather (2015). I also ride my bike up the the Harris House, where Cather and Edith Lewis first met in August 1903. You can watch the documentary here.

In conversation with Alex Ross of the New Yorker on March 26, 2021, a benefit for teh National Willa Cather center, is available in Vimeo

Out of the Archives presentation to the History Project on April 8, 2021, available in YouTube

In conversation with Bethanne Patrick, sponsored by Friends of the smith College Libraries, on April 27, 2021, available on YouTube

My virtual book talk co-sponsored by the Lawrence (KS) Public Library and the Raven Bookstore on June 16, 2021, available on YouTube

My virtual book talk for the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture at the American Antiquarian Society on June 24, 2021, available on YouTube

My virtual book talk at the New York Society Library on May 4, 2021, is available on YouTube

My virtual book talk for the Great Plains Anywhere podcast by the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is available to watch here.

My virtual took talk for the Denver Public Library Western History Collection in March 2022 is available on YouTube

My virtual book for the Northern Michigan University “Let’s Talk About Books” webinar with Lynn Domina in March 2022 is available on YouTube

Watch me be a talking head for a live call-in episode of “The Books That Shaped America” dedicated to My √Āntonia here (skip the associated podcast, which is full of errors)

A recorded version of my talk for the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association keyed to Cather’s 150th birthday in December 2023, including my response to a recent “biography” of Cather and my vigorous response to a homophobic comment from my audience.