Edith Wharton Undergraduate Essay Prize (Deadline: 5.1.14)

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


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


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