Category Archives: CFP

CFP: Deadline for MLA Volume on Wharton Extended to 1/8/18

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, is extended to January 8, 2018.

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya (Professor of English, 111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; fasya@bloomu.edu), is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

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 January 8, 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.

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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.

 

From Ferda Asya: Contribute to a Modern Language Association (MLA) Approaches Volume on Teaching Edith Wharton’s Works

Contribute to a Modern Language Association (MLA) Approaches Volume on Teaching Edith Wharton’s Works

The volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya (Professor of English,111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; fasya@bloomu.edu), is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

You can contribute to the volume by completing a survey about your experiences of teaching Wharton’s works.

You also can propose an essay for the volume. 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

CFP: Edith Wharton Panel at ALA 2018

For The American Literature Association Association Conference

May 24-7 2018, San Francisco, CA

Wharton and the West

We invite proposals for papers that explore variations on the idea of the West in Wharton’s work.  Both the West and the Midwest are referenced in Wharton’s work in relation to cultural formations, types of characters, and cultures that appear distinct from the urban Northeast featured in many of the author’s works.  In addition, Western writers came into fashion during Wharton’s era, including any number of writers about California, exploration, about the changing landscape of the heartland through the West coast.   How might Wharton’s work register the presence and popularity of Western writers (Bret Harte, Frank Norris, or Gertrude Atherton, for example)?   How might we consider Wharton’s familiarity with the people of the west, broadly conceived?  How might the presence of Western writing or Western narratives leave traces in Wharton’s oeuvre?  Send 200 word a proposals and curriculum vita to mvdaws@wm.edu by Jan 15.

Melanie Dawson

David and Carolyn Wakefield Term Distinguished Associate Professor of English

Director of English Honors

Department of English
College of William and Mary

Edith Wharton Review: Call for Submissions for Special Issues

New Deadlines

The Edith Wharton Review invites submissions for three upcoming Special Issues.

Edith Wharton and Religion

We invite papers exploring any aspect of religion, spirituality, and the sacred in Wharton’s work. Essays should be 4,000-6,000 words in length, but longer essays of no more than 8,000 words will also be considered. Submissions should be made online to The Edith Wharton Review with a note that the piece is for the “Wharton and Religion” Special Issue. Inquiries: contact Sharon Kim, skim@judsonu.edu.

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Edith Wharton and the Periodical Market

Essays should be 4,000-6,000 words in length, but longer essays of no more than 8,000 words will also be considered. Submissions should be made online to The Edith Wharton Review with a note that the piece is for the “Wharton and the Periodical Market” Special Issue. Inquiries: contact Paul Ohler, paul.ohler@kpu.ca

Deadline: May 30, 2018

The Age of Innocence Centenary

Deadline TBA: late 2019, early 2020

Inquiries: Sharon Kim or Paul Ohler

CFP: Edith Wharton panel at SAMLA (Deadline: 6.1.17)

SAMLA 2017 CFP

The Edith Wharton Society is expanding and extending the call for proposals for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 89) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017.  The Society is widening its call for papers to any aspect of Wharton studies. The conference topic is High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, so papers related to this topic will be welcome but not required.  Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and one page CV as email attachments to Mary Carney at mary.carney@ung.edu on or before Thursday, June 1, 2017.

 

 

CFP: Edith Wharton panels at SAMLA

FROM TABLEUX VIVANT TO FLASH MOB: CULTURAL CONTINUUMS FROM EDITH WHARTON TO SPENCER TUNICK

 

The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 89) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017.  The conference topic is High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. 

Edith Wharton produced a range of cultural products, including canonical novels and short stories, fund-raising anthologies for wartime France, guides to interior design, and travel books. Current popular culture suggests a continuing interest in Wharton, her writings, and those decades that are the focus of her work. Julian Fellows, creator of Downton Abbey, admits that “It is quite true that Edith Wharton has been a tremendous influence on me. . . . I decided, largely because of her work, that it was time I wrote something.” On Wharton’s 150th birthday, Vogue magazine offered an 18-pages to celebrate, including photos by Annie Leibovitz. The Gossip Girl series draws on Whartonian inspiration.  What has driven the renewed attention being paid to the Edwardian and WWI eras in contemporary pop culture?

The Wharton society invites papers that explore a broad range of responses to how Wharton’s art contributes to a continuum of cultural inquiry and commentary that persists to this day in high / low cultural expressions. One might consider such topics as how modern flash mobs reflect or rewrite the tableau vivants of The House of Mirth. How do Wharton’s texts and practices reflect a generational difference (or not) in attitudes toward privacy in (social) media?  How might contemporary short forms or serializations (blog posts, film and music reviews, opinion pieces, etc.) draw on the form and content of her essays, cultural commentaries, letters, or short stories? Does Wharton’s art bear narrative, formal, or thematic similarities to other forms of popular culture, such as soap operas or online TV dramas? Wharton’s travel writing about excursions via automobile might be compared to modern travel blogs, television programming, or websites.  We hope to receive a range of submissions to create lively, even surprising, insights and conversation.

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract, one page CV, and AV requirements via email to Mary Carney, University of North Georgia, at mary.carney@ung.edu by May 12, 2017.