Chinery, Mary C.
Mary Chinery, Ph.D., Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department English and Communications at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, teaches American literature and writing. She received her Ph.D. from Drew University2011 0-7734-1550-5
This work analyzes Willa Cather’s fiction using images of laughter, feasting and dancing. The study employs Bakhtin’s theory of the carnival and demonstrates that for Cather, festivals are transformative events.