William L. Mayo Professor and Professor of Literature and Languages Emerita at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Ann Moseley is editor of the Willa Cather section of the Literary Encyclopedia online and, to date, has written the Works entry on O Pioneers! She is also the historical editor for the Scholarly Edition of The Song of the Lark (University of Nebraska, 2012), having authored the Explanatory Notes and Historical Essay for the volume.
Moseley has made numerous presentations on Cather and other topics in American literature, children’s literature, and composition, and has published essays on Cather in the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, Cather Studies, Literature and Belief, Western American Literature, American Literary Realism, and other journals. Two of her most recent essays have appeared in the collections Willa Cather: A Writer’s Worlds (University of Nebraska, 2010), Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark (Rodopi, 2010) and Teaching the Works of Willa Cather (Greentower, 2009). With Sarah Watson, she is currently co-editing a volume of essays entitled Willa Cather and Aestheticism, to be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, and she is working on a book on Cather’s use of the gothic and the grotesque.
She is also the author of Ole Rölvaag (Boise, 1987) and the co-author of three composition textbooks, one of which, Interactions: A Thematic Reader (Cengage/Wadsworth, 2012), is in its eighth edition. She has won several awards for teaching and scholarship, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
Moseley has two grown children, a daughter and a son, and lives with her husband on their ranch in Texas.