It was wonderful to see many of you at the recent “Wharton in Washington 2016″ conference. As we look ahead to future events, we invite you to keep in mind the centenary of Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, which was published in 1920 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921.
As part of the celebration, The Edith Wharton Review is planning a Special Issue on “The Age of Innocence at 100,” scheduled for Winter 2020-Spring 2021. The journal issue will include select essays from the 2020 Edith Wharton Society conference, but the editors also welcome submissions representing new readings of The Age of Innocence or its film adaptations in a post-9/11 age.
Arielle Zibrak is also organizing a book volume, co-edited with Alice Kelly, which aims to situate The Age of Innocence among Wharton’s modern contemporaries and literary descendants, rather than her antecedents, and bring new theoretical methods to bear on readings of her work.
Calls for Papers are forthcoming, to be sent out as the directors of the 2020 conference are secured in early 2017.
We hope that you will help make the centenary of The Age of Innocence a memorable year of scholarship and reflection.
With all best wishes,
The Edith Wharton Review
The Age of Innocence Centenary
The Edith Wharton Review Special Issue:
“The Age of Innocence at 100”
Winter 2020-Spring 2021
Deadline for submissions: December 2019.
The Age of Innocence
Centenary Book Volume
Co-Editors: Arielle Zibrak, Alice Kelly
Deadline for proposal submissions: tba