Campus Only Senior Thesis
© 2014 Catherine T. Holcombe
This is an examination of the extent to which Cather poses an ecofeminist response to the normative Frontier Myth. In an analysis of Cather's 1923 essay, "Nebraska: The End of the First Cycle" and O Pioneers! it argues that Cather revises the typical masculine, individualistic pioneer spirit into a Pioneer Spirit that is rooted in connectivity, collaboration and sustainability.
Holcombe, Catherine T., "Willa Cather's Pioneer Spirit: Ecofeminism on the Frontier" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 373.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.