Edith Wharton Panels and Papers at the American Literature Association Conference, Chicago, 26-29 May 2022

Friday, May 27, 11:30 a.m – 12:50 p.m.

Session 9-F Edith Wharton, Bodies, and Mobility
Organized by the Edith Wharton Society
Chair: Gary Totten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  1. “Transnationalism and Character Identity in American Novels: Wharton’s The Custom of the Country
    and The Reef at the Turn of the Century,” Samantha Seto, King’s College, London
  2. “Lily Bart’s Body Electric,” Haley Larsen, Independent Scholar
  3. “Hidden Bodies: Disability, Corporeality, and the Imperial Past in Edith Wharton’s Short Fiction,” Donna Campbell, Washington State University

Friday, May 27, 4:00-5:20 p.m.

Session 12-G Edith Wharton’s Short Stories
Organized by the Edith Wharton Society
Chair: Myrto Drizou, Boğaziçi University

  1. “‘Between myself and my readers’: Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories and the American Unfinished,” Kacie Fodness, University of South Dakota
  2. “Edith Wharton’s ‘Blonde Beasts,’” Maria-Novella Mercuri, University College London, UK
  3. “Not that Innocent: Teaching Edith Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever,’” M. M. Dawley, Lesley University

Sessions 10K and 11M are currently (4/22/22) listed as Edith Wharton Business Meetings.