CFP: Edith Wharton at MLA 2021 (Deadline March 15, 2020)

Edith Wharton Society Call for Papers

Modern Language Association
Toronto, 7–10 January 2021

Edith Wharton’s Masculinities: Beyond the Unsatisfactory Man

In 1991, David Holbrook identified the “unsatisfactory man” in Wharton’s oeuvre. While that assessment remains largely uncontested, the EWS invites presentations on men in Wharton’s work—both fiction and non-fiction—that probes and complicates her treatment of masculinity, including gender normativity and gender fluidity. Any theoretical or contextual approaches welcome.

Please submit titled proposals (approx. 350 words) and a brief CV by March 15, 2020 to Jennifer Haytock at Please include any requests for AV needs in your proposal. Scholars whose proposals are accepted must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society by the time of the conference.