Liminal Spaces, Liminal Experiences in Edith Wharton’s Work. Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society.
Wharton’s attention to the interconnectedness of space and experience has long been noted by scholars. This panel focuses on the experiences that constrain or hem in Wharton’s characters, including but not limited to factors of class, gender, age, profession, education, health, and/or sexuality. To what degree are characters’ experiences reinforced, hybridized, or expanded within the spaces in which they dwell or in those sites that they craft for themselves? Send 200-300 word proposals and short cv’s to Paul Ohler (Paul.Ohler@kpu.ca) and Emily Orlando (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 10. All panel members will be expected to join the Edith Wharton Society by the date of the conference.