Author Archives: Donna Campbell

About Donna Campbell

Professor of English, Washington State University. Late nineteenth- and early 20th-century Americanist and digital humanities. http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ and http://www.donnamcampbell.wordpress.com

Edith Wharton Society (EWS) Awards for 2018-2019

Edith Wharton Society (EWS) Awards for 2018-2019

  1. Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250. All entries will be considered for publication in the Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Elsa Nettels Prize. Submissions should be 20-30 pages and should follow the 8th edition MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. To submit an essay for the prize, e-mail it as an anonymized MS Word attachment, plus, as a separate attachment, a cover letter with your name, essay title, academic status, e-mail address, postal address, and the notation “Elsa Nettels Prize for Beginning Scholar.” Please be sure that the e-mail subject line clearly indicates “Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and send both attachments to the following address by June 30, 2018:

Dr. Paul Ohler

President, Edith Wharton Society

Department of English

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

paul.ohler@kpu.ca

 

  1. Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize

 

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested. To submit an essay for the prize, e-mail it as an anonymized MS Word attachment, plus, as a separate attachment, a cover letter with your name, essay title, undergraduate institution, the name of your faculty mentor, e-mail address, postal address, and the notation “Edith Wharton Undergraduate Research Prize.” Please be sure that the e-mail subject line clearly indicates “EWS Undergraduate Research Prize” and send both attachments to the following address by June 30, 2018:

Dr. Paul Ohler

President, Edith Wharton Society

Department of English

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

paul.ohler@kpu.ca

 

  1. Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research 

The Edith Wharton Society welcomes applications for an award for archival research on Edith Wharton. This award, in the amount of $500, is intended to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton’s work at the various archives available (e.g., Wharton’s library at The Mount in Lenox, MA; the Wharton Collection at Yale University’s Beinecke Library; the Wharton papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, etc). Prospective fellows for the 2018-2019 award are asked to e-mail a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by June 30, 2018, with the subject line “EWS Award for Archival Research” to:

Dr. Paul Ohler
President, Edith Wharton Society
Department of English
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
paul.ohler@kpu.ca

The research proposal should detail the overall research project, its particular contribution to Wharton scholarship, the preparation the candidate brings to the project, and the specific relevance that the selected archive has for its completion. The funds must be used for transportation, lodging, and other expenses related to archival research. Notification of the award will take place by July 30, 2018 and the award can be used from August 1, 2018 until July 30, 2019. A final report will be due September 1, 2019. The winner will be asked at that point to submit a short report essay to the Edith Wharton Review, which will briefly inform the readers of the EWR of the research done but will not be in the way of the winner publishing a scholarly article elsewhere as well.

 

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Wharton Society CFP for MLA 2019: Edith Wharton’s Sense of Time (Deadline: 3.5.18)

Edith Wharton’s Sense of Time

The Edith Wharton Society welcomes proposals related to Wharton’s explorations of temporalities, from the social to the natural, including but not limited to such paradigms as: punctuality/lateness; the historical/transhistorical; of an era/undefined by time; the timely/tardy; marking time/eluding time; the temporal/timeless; the geologic/anthropocenic; the linear/cyclical, and the dynastic/original.  300 word proposals by March 5; Melanie Dawson (mvdaws@wm.edu).

CFP for SSAWW 2018: “Edith Wharton’s Geographies” (Deadline 2.10.18)

SSAWW 2018 Call for Papers: “Edith Wharton’s Geographies”

The Edith Wharton Society will sponsor at least one guaranteed session at SSAWW, November 7-11, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. The general subject is “Edith Wharton’s Geographies,” but all topics are welcome. How did Edith Wharton conceive of her world in geographic terms? What did she associate with certain regions? What sense of national traits informed her fiction?  How was her sense of place informed by her studies in history, anthropology, and evolution? The broad category of “geographies” includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Wharton’s sense of place
  • Wharton and the West
  • Edith Wharton’s New England
  • Wharton and Europe
  • Wharton’s home country (where is it?)
  • Wharton and travel
  • Trains, ships, and automobiles: modernity and movement
  • Looking back at the United States
  • New and Old New York
  • Mapping Wharton’s fiction

 

Please send 250-word proposals and a 1-page CV or brief biographical statement by February 10, 2018 to Donna Campbell, campbelld@wsu.edu.

Deadline for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton Extended to February 28, 2018.

Deadline for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton Extended to February 28, 2018.

The deadline to contribute to the survey and send a proposal to a Modern Language Association (MLA) volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is extended to Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

You can contribute to the volume by completing a survey about your experiences of teaching Wharton’s works. The names of all contributors to the survey will be mentioned in the published volume.

 

You also can propose an essay for the volume. If you would like to propose an original essay for the volume, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words in which you describe your approach or topic and explain its usefulness for both students and instructors. The focus of your essay should be pedagogical and the abstract should be as specific as possible. Proposed essays should not be previously published.

 

Please also attach a short CV.

Please send your abstract and CV to Ferdâ Asya electronically at fasya@bloomu.edu by February 28, 2018.

 

You may send any supplemental materials such as course descriptions, course plans, syllabi, assignments, bibliographies, or other relevant documents as separate attachments (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf) or by surface mail to Ferdâ Asya at Department of English, 111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

 

The information about proposing an essay is available at the end of the survey.

 

The survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton is also available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/att-Wharton

 

For other questions, please contact Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu.