Dear Edith Wharton Society members,
I’m delighted to announce this year’s winners of the Edith Wharton Society awards:
The Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar
Emma Aylor, Texas Tech University
“’Nay, rather, Lord, between’: The Unification of Body and Spirit in Wharton’s Deathbed Monologues”
The Award for Archival Research
Lina Geriguis, Cabrillo College
“Wharton, Equity, and Editorial Decisions: Authorial Agency in Shaping the Disability Discourse in the Rare Editions of Ethan Frome”
The Undergraduate Research Prize
Alp Eren Pirli, Boğaziçi University
“Telegraphic Naturalism: Technological Determinism in The Reef”
I’m pleased that we had robust submissions this year, and I wish to extend many thanks to the Awards committees for their careful and thoughtful work: for the Elsa Nettels Prize: Myrto Drizou, Donna Campbell, and Laura Rattray; for the Award for Archival Research: Melanie Dawson, Sheila Liming, and Meg Toth; and for the Undergraduate Research Prize: Jay Jessee and Virginia Ricard.
Many congratulations to the winners! It’s a joy to see such strong scholarship on Edith Wharton and her work.
Dr. Jennifer Haytock
Professor, English Department