Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wharton Queries: Rights to House of Mirth (play version)?

‘The House of Mirth’ is one of my favourite films. I will admit to being a big Gillian Anderson fan but I thought the whole cast was fantastic.

I work on projects for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival here in Inverness and I think the story of Lily Bart is still relevant in this day and age.

Therefore I was enquiring if the rights were available to produce a play based on the book and film.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Kind Regards

Graeme Watson

ness@hotmail.com

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Wharton Queries: Age of Innocence and Cather’s A Lost Lady

For my master paper cultural sciences I am studying Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady.

The focus of my study has become the question whether there are apparent new woman aspects in the main characters in these two novels. That means studying and researching literature about these authors but also about the society they lived in and the literature of that time. I have access to the databases of Ghent University and of the Dutch Open University and I read about the recent publications of The Edith Wharton Society but up until now I cannot find a clear statement of Edith Wharton about the new woman phenomena. I wonder whether she made such a statement or published her opinion about it. Could you give me some advice where to find some traces?

I am much obliged for your help.

 

Best regards.

 

Gijs den Dubbelden

Next Wharton Conference in 2018?

I am a senior English Major, with a Literature Concentration. I am currently at work on my thesis which is concerned with gender and sexuality in Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.

I am looking into conferences where I can present my research, and am inquiring if there are currently plans for a Wharton conference in 2018 sponsored by the Edith Wharton society.

Thank you,
Samantha Strickland

Email: samantha.strickland@bobcats.gcsu.edu

From Linda Selman: Author talk November 4 (EW and “Bunner Sisters”)

Linda Selman wants to share some exciting news about what she will be doing during the months of November & December in 2017 that directly involves Edith Wharton.
The East Hampton Library out in East Hampton, Long Island will present an Author Talk with Linda Selman on November 4, 2017, from 1-3 pm. Ms. Selman will share passages from her non-fiction suspense narrative The Inadvertent Researcher: A New York Story (“It’s astonishing AND exhilarating and inspiring to see how a single project or passion can elicit so much glory!” David Masello, Executive Editor MILIEU Magazine) as she uncovered valuable pieces of long-forgotten literary, art and social history when asked to adapt for the stage Edith Wharton’s first New York novella “Bunner Sisters”(written in 1891, but not published until 1916) which appeared Off-Broadway at the Metropolitan Playhouse’s Gilded Age Festival as well as at the National Arts Club, the New York Society LIbrary, the Salmagundi Club with excerpts at The Players. The adventure story is replete with twists and turns, mistaken identities, and lost lives. A pursuit that culminates with the reappearance of a leader in a movement that changes the tastes of America and establishes cultural standards still revered today: Henry Cuyler (H.C.) Bunner – Alexander Hamilton’s great-nephew.

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