CFP: Wharton and Sex (MLA; Deadline 3.15.14)

CFP: Wharton and Sex (MLA; Deadline 3.15.14)

Wharton and Sex
Allied Organization: Edith Wharton Society

How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (eorlando@fairfield.edu). Posted 16 January 2014.

Edith Wharton Review, Volume 29, Number 2 (Fall 2013)

2014-02-02 10.45.04“A Grim Fascination: Newspapers and Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country . . . . Madeleine A. Vala . . . . . . . 1

Edith Wharton Society Essay Contest Winners

First Prize:

“A Break in the Continuity”: Chaos, Control, and Wharton’s Commitment to Form . . . . . Krystyna Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Second Prize:

The (Re) Production Craze: Taylorism and Regress in Edith Wharton’s Twilight Sleep
Katelyn Durkin . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Reviews

Back to Compostela: The Woman, The Writer, the Way: Edith Wharton and the Way to St. James / Regreso a Compostela: La Mujer, la escritora, el Camino: Edith WHarton y el Camino de Santiago. Ed. and Trans Patricia Fra Lopez.

Gary Totten . . . . . . . . 75

Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature: Stowe, Alcott, Cather, and Wharton Writing Home.  Caroline CHamberlin Hellman.

Nicole Tonkovich . . . . . 79

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature. Carol Singley.

Jaime Alves . . . . . . .83

Edith Wharton in the News: Around the Web, January 2014

whartondogsA visit to the cemetery at The Mount where Wharton’s dogs are buried (Flavorwire)

Edith Wharton’s 1915 Paris Motor Vehicle Permit, at the Beinecke Library

Birthday Tributes

Edith Wharton Society Awards and Prizes (Deadlines: Various, April and May 2014)

Research Awards

The Edith Wharton Society announces two research awards for 2014-15:

1. Edith Wharton Collection Research Award
Deadline: April 15, 2014

Each year the Edith Wharton Society offers an Edith Wharton Collection Research Award to enable a scholar to conduct research on the Edith Wharton Collection of materials at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. The Award for 2014-15 is $500.

Prospective fellows for the 2014-2015 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by the deadline to

Meredith Goldsmith
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The research proposal should detail the overall research project, its particular contribution to Wharton scholarship, the preparation the candidate brings to the project, and the specific relevance that materials at the Beinecke collection have for its completion. Funds must be used for transportation, lodging, and other expenses related to a stay at the library. Notification of the award will take place by April 15th and the award can be used from May 1, 2014 until May 1, 2015. A final report will be due June 1, 2015 The Winner will be asked at that point to submit a short report essay to the Edith Wharton Review, which will briefly inform the readers of the EWR of the research done but will not preclude the winner publishing a scholarly article based on their research at the Beinecke.

2. Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning and second-place essays will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize. Submissions should be 20-30 pages and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. Applicants should not identify themselves on the manuscript but should provide a separate cover page that includes their names, academic status, e-mail address, postal addresses, and the notation “The Edith Wharton Essay Prize.”

To submit an essay for the prize, send copies of articles as anonymized word attachments, plus a cover letter with contact information, to The Edith Wharton Review by April 15, 2014:

Meredith Goldsmith
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

3. Undergraduate Research Prize

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society is launching a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates from institutions of all kinds, focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum.The winning essay will be published on the Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100.

To submit an essay for the prize, send copies of articles as anonymized word attachments, plus a cover letter with contact information to the following address by May 1, 2014:

Meredith Goldsmith
President, Edith Wharton Society
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu