Category Archives: Conferences

Conference programs link

Our thanks to all who made Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York such a success! If you did not have a chance to view the roundtable presentations, they’re here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbsi6k25uQ8nLzOym3tC-qA?view_as=subscriber. The original program is linked from the conference page at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/conferences/edith-whartons-virtual-new-york-2020/

If you would like to see the original program and other materials from previous conferences, click on Conferences in the menu at the top of the page or or look here: https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/conferences/.

Thanks to EWS Archivist Carole Shaffer-Koros for making the .pdf versions of the programs available.

July 16: Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York Panel Discussion

We wanted to let you know that the webpage with details about Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York is up and running. At the page, you will find details about the events we are running, including a link to our YouTube channel that contains short videos by roundtable presenters. Those videos should be watched prior to the roundtable event on Thursday, July 16th, 1pm EDT.Link to videos for July 16 panel discussion: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbsi6k25uQ8nLzOym3tC-qA?view_as=subscriber

If you’re an Edith Wharton Society member or registered for the conference, you should have received the Zoom link and invitation; if not, please reach out to whartonnewyork@gmail.com (conference address) or Margaret Toth (Meg), Manhattan College margaret.toth@manhattan.edu or
Margaret Jay Jessee (Jay), University of Alabama at Birmingham mjjessee@uab.edu

This info is from the Conference Update page at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/conference-update-edith-whartons-new-york-in-2020/.

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This week, July 15 & 16: Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York

Update: The Zoom links have been sent to you. Please contact the conference organizers if you didn’t receive them.
Update 7/16/20:

If you’re an Edith Wharton Society member or registered for the conference, you should have received the links; if not, please reach out to whartonnewyork@gmail.com (conference address) or Margaret Toth (Meg), Manhattan College margaret.toth@manhattan.edu or
Margaret Jay Jessee (Jay), University of Alabama at Birmingham mjjessee@uab.edu

This info is from the Conference Update page at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/conference-update-edith-whartons-new-york-in-2020/.

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We wanted to let you know that the webpage with details about Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York is up and running. At the page, you will find details about the events we are running, including a link to our YouTube channel that contains short videos by roundtable presenters. Those videos should be watched prior to the roundtable event on Thursday, July 16th, 1pm EDT. No preparation is required for the keynote lecture on Wednesday, July 15th, 1pm EDT.

Edith Wharton’s Virtual New York

We wanted to let you know that the webpage with details about Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York is up and running. At the page, you will find details about the events we are running, including a link to our YouTube channel that contains short videos by roundtable presenters. Those videos should be watched prior to the roundtable event on Thursday, July 16th, 1pm EDT. No preparation is required for the keynote lecture on Wednesday, July 15th, 1pm EDT.
Conference Participants: RE. the keynote talk and the roundtable discussion, you will receive Zoom links over email on the week of the events.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Best,

Margaret Toth (Meg) and Margaret Jay Jessee (Jay), Edith Wharton’s New York Conference Co-Directors

Announcements: Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York for Conference Participants

Dear Conference Participants,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York, a slate of events we are creating to recognize the canceled 2020 NYC conference and to commemorate the centennial of the publication of The Age of Innocence. These events are designed to honor not only Wharton’s relationship to the city but also the past, present, and future of Wharton scholarship.

We are still working out some details, but Edith Wharton’s (Virtual) New York will include two live sessions, and we ask that you please save the dates for those:

July 15, 2020 1:00 EDT: Keynote Lecture by Francis Morrone (Architecture Historian, NYU), “Newland Archer’s New York,” with an introduction by Meg Toth

July 16, 2020 1:00 EDT: Discussion with Wharton Scholarship Roundtable panelists on the past, present, and future of Wharton scholarship, hosted by Paul Ohler and Jay Jessee

We hope you will be able to join!

Thank you,
Margaret Toth (Meg) and Margaret Jay Jessee (Jay), Edith Wharton’s New York Conference Co-Directors

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The original schedule for the in-person Edith Wharton’s New York 2020 is available under Conferences – Edith Wharton’s New York 2020 – Edith Wharton’s New York 2020 Conference Schedule in the menu bar and also here: https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/conferences/edith-whartons-new-york-2020/edith-whartons-new-york-2020-conference-schedule/

Conference Update: Edith Wharton’s New York in 2020

Edith Wharton’s New York:
A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society New Yorker Hotel
June 17th-20th 2020

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming conference marking the centennial anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. We will celebrate this momentous year in New York, the setting not only of so many of Wharton’s works but also of much of her life.

While all topics are welcome, we are particularly interested in whole panels and individual papers that focus on New York as a geographical and thematic element in Wharton’s life and works. Papers could explore the role of New York City and/or the Hudson River Valley in Wharton’s works, Wharton’s own history with the region, or Wharton’s relationship to place and space more generally. Papers that offer new readings of The Age of Innocence—such as new historical approaches or legacies of The Age of Innocence, the novel’s relationship to other works by Wharton and/or her peers, and adaptations of the novel (for film, theater, etc.)—are also welcome.

Since 1920 marks the beginning of what many consider the “later years” of Wharton’s career, examinations of Edith Wharton’s works in the shifting literary and political foundations of post- WWI society are also of interest. The 20s mark the centennial of other significant Wharton texts, and essays that examine these later works are of particular interest.

In addition, there will be a keynote speaker and opportunities for tours of local attractions. Further details forthcoming.

We welcome submissions for full panels of 4-5 participants and roundtables of 6-7 participants as well as individual paper submissions. Please submit proposals no later than August 1st, 2019 to whartonnewyork@gmail.com

For full panel and roundtable proposals, please submit 200-350-word summaries of each presentation included in the panel or roundtable as well as a brief 50-word bio and A/V requests for each presenter.

For individual paper proposals, please submit a 350-500-word abstract, a brief 50-word bio, and A/V requests as one Word document.

All conference participants must be members of the Edith Wharton Society at the time of registration.

For additional information, contact co-directors at email address above or individually: Margaret Toth (Meg), Manhattan College margaret.toth@manhattan.edu
Margaret Jay Jessee (Jay), University of Alabama at Birmingham mjjessee@uab.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.

Wanted: Conference Director(s) for Next EWS Conference

Have a vision for our next Wharton conference?  A talent for organizing?  An eye for the future of Wharton studies?  The Edith Wharton Society would love to hear from individuals who are interested in directing our next conference.  At MLA Paul Ohler, Melanie Dawson, and Jennifer Haytock will be available for in-person or Skype conversations about the next society conference, likely in 2020.  All inquiries are welcome.
Conference directors set conference themes, arrange dates, calls for papers, organize space rentals, oversee all legal contracts, liaison with caterers, arrange payments to vendors, organize and coordinate reviews of proposals, and arrange the program.  They also organize social media, select guest speakers, and oversee special events for the conference with the support of the Society President, Vice President, and other Board members. We traditionally have two co-directors who work collaboratively. This is an invaluable service to the Wharton community and a way to learn more about your colleagues in Wharton studies.  Please email Paul Ohler at paul.ohler@kpu.ca in advance of the MLA conference.

Conference Announcement: EWS Roundtable Participants at SAMLA

SAMLA:  https://samla.memberclicks.net/

The Edith Wharton Society will be holding a roundtable at SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) on The Gilded Age in the Twenty-First Century: Edith Wharton’s Continuing Relevance. Join us for the conversation on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:45-3:15 PM (Session 9-24) in Piedmont 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the roundtable format, we’ll have plenty of time for a wide-ranging conversation about Wharton and the continuing “re-mediation” of her work in contemporary culture. SAMLA’s theme this year isHigh Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. Our roundtable includes three panelists: Alexis Williams, Middle Tennessee State University, on “Lilies, Dandelions, and the Price of Privilege: Wharton’s The House of Mirth and Kohan’s Orange is the New Black,” Mary Carney, University of North Georgia, on “Re-Framing Wharton: Interpreting Wharton’s Milieu via Modern Photography,” and Monica Miller, Middle Georgia State University on “Finding Edith Wharton: Archival Discoveries and the Popular Imagination.” Join us to share your insights about Wharton and popular culture.