Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wharton in the News: Play “Shadow of a Doubt” in Washington, D. C.

This is definitely not Edith Wharton’s only play, but here’s the information for the Shadow of a Doubt staged reading in Washington on November 13.

“The Shadow of a Doubt.” Edith Wharton’s only play gets a free staged reading as part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Re:Discovery” series. Nov. 13 at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Free. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespearetheatre.org.

Via https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/dc-theater-friday-from-trump-y-vicuna-to-pajama-game/2017/11/09/4e3f7104-c4c2-11e7-aae0-cb18a8c29c65_story.html?utm_term=.ad98cd999e66

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CFP:  The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society at ALA 2018

CFP:  The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society at ALA 2018

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 24-27, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society

  • Comparative Approaches to Fitzgerald and Wharton

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society are collaborating to organize a panel on the two writers at the American Literature Association’s 2018 convention in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. We are looking for scholars to present work that pursues comparative approaches to these pivotal twentieth-century literary artists.

 

Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:

 

  • positioning the two writers within diverse, competing, or overlapping modernisms (“high,” ethnic, nativist, sentimental, etc.)
  • questions of gender and sexuality, including explorations of masculinity, femininity, and friendship
  • family ecology: representations and/or life experiences of childhood, marriage, parenthood
  • questions of print culture
  • issues of film adaptation
  • issues of critical reception and popular reputation
  • approaches to teaching Fitzgerald and Wharton in the graduate, undergraduate, or secondary school classroom

 

300-500-word proposals for 20-minute papers, along with a brief vita, should be submitted electronically to Maggie Gordon Froehlich, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, Hazelton (mgf10@psu.edu), by Friday, January 5, 2018. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

 

  • Scott Fitzgerald (open topic)

 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2018 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.

 

Send abstract and brief vita to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10@psu.edu by January 5, 2018.  Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

 

The American Literature Association’s 2th annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2018. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference director, Professor Leslie Petty, at pettyL@rhodes.edu or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University, at ab23@princeton.edu  with specific questions.

 

Wanted: Conference Director(s) for Next EWS Conference

Have a vision for our next Wharton conference?  A talent for organizing?  An eye for the future of Wharton studies?  The Edith Wharton Society would love to hear from individuals who are interested in directing our next conference.  At MLA Paul Ohler, Melanie Dawson, and Jennifer Haytock will be available for in-person or Skype conversations about the next society conference, likely in 2020.  All inquiries are welcome.
Conference directors set conference themes, arrange dates, calls for papers, organize space rentals, oversee all legal contracts, liaison with caterers, arrange payments to vendors, organize and coordinate reviews of proposals, and arrange the program.  They also organize social media, select guest speakers, and oversee special events for the conference with the support of the Society President, Vice President, and other Board members. We traditionally have two co-directors who work collaboratively. This is an invaluable service to the Wharton community and a way to learn more about your colleagues in Wharton studies.  Please email Paul Ohler at paul.ohler@kpu.ca in advance of the MLA conference.