Dear Members of the Edith Wharton Society,
You are invited to attend the Society’s panel for ALA 2021. The presentation of papers and discussion will take place on Zoom on Saturday, June 5, from 3:00 to 4:15 (EST). The panel will be recorded for the ALA conference and will be chaired by Dr. Sheila Liming.
We have an exciting line-up of papers on “Reading Edith Wharton at Times of Crisis: Precarity, Vulnerability, and Risk in Her Late Fiction.”
1. “Interpreting Architecture as a Site of Precarity in Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed,” Mindy Buchanan-King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. “Literary Tradition and Its Precarity in Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed and The Gods Arrive,” Chunfang Yi, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
3. “Edith Wharton and White Male Outsiderism,” Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming
4. “Marriage and Parenthood between ‘Age of Innocence’ and ‘Jazz Age’: The Plight of the Vulnerable in Wharton’s Novels of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ New York,” Maria-Novella Mercuri, University College London, UK