Category Archives: Edith Wharton Review

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: The Edith Wharton Review – Special Issue on Wharton and Religion

The Edith Wharton Review

Call for Papers 

Special Issue: Wharton and Religion

We invite papers exploring any aspect of religion, spirituality, and the sacred in Wharton’s work, including the afterlives of religion in gothic, aestheticism, or satire. How does Wharton conceptualize belief, spirituality, or religious tradition in modernity? What place does the sacred have in her writing, and where are the sacred spaces in her work? Are there distinctive features to Wharton’s discussions of religious architecture or sacred art? What interactions take place between Wharton’s fiction and the Bible, or religious texts and genres? How does Wharton’s anthropological eye address religious movements, practices, or characters? Do recent studies in religious history illuminate new aspects of Wharton’s fiction? Can Wharton’s writing contribute any insights to current post-secular discourse? What does it mean to read Wharton in an age of religious terror? We welcome studies of Wharton in relation to Islam, Judaism, and alternative spiritualities addressed within her work, in addition to the Christianity most familiar to her. We encourage attention to lesser known texts, such as “The Seed of the Faith,” as well as canonical novels like The House of Mirth. Essays should be 4,000-6,000 words in length and submitted online to The Edith Wharton Review with a note that it is for the “Wharton and Religion” Special Issue. Deadline: August 1, 2017.  

Edith Wharton Review back issues to be removed by 12/31/15

At present, the back issues of The Edith Wharton Review are available for free online:

https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/edith-wharton-review/ewr-back-issues-online/

Due to our new publishing arrangement with Penn State Press, however, these will be removed from this site as of December 31, 2015, although they will still be available through subscription databases.

If you want to download the copies, do it soon.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BOOK REVIEW EDITOR, THE EDITH WHARTON REVIEW

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BOOK REVIEW EDITOR, THE EDITH WHARTON REVIEW

The Editors of The Edith Wharton Review, now published by Penn State University Press, are seeking applications for the position of Book Review Editor. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the solicitation, acceptance, and review process for books submitted to the journal for review. Among the responsibilities are the following:

  • Identify books that are appropriate for review
  • Sustain a healthy flow of book reviews in consultation with the Editors
  • Obtain review copies from publisher and send them out to reviewers
  • Identify potential reviewers and solicit book review submissions
  • Liaise with the author of the book review
  • Oversee the editing of all book reviews
  • Consult with the Editors regarding the final version of the book review

Please send a letter of application and CV to Editor Meredith Goldsmith (mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu) and to Associate Editors Sharon Kim (skim@judsonu.edu) and Paul Ohler (Paul.Ohler@kpu.ca).

Edith Wharton Review is a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, scholarly journal publishing scholarship on Edith Wharton, Wharton in the context of other authors, and Wharton in relation to other writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its audience is the community of scholars and readers dedicated to the understanding of Edith Wharton’s work and its role in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century culture.

Edith Wharton Review is the official refereed publication of the Edith Wharton Society. The Edith Wharton Society is an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association, founded in 1983. A growing organization of scholars, students, and enthusiasts, the Edith Wharton Society promotes interest in the writing and life of Edith Wharton and her associates.

For more on the journal, see http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_EWR.html

9/7/15 EJO

Edith Wharton Review Back Issues will move to Penn State

As part of the Edith Wharton Review move to Penn State in 2016, the back issues will be available on JSTOR. Edith Wharton Society members will have access to all the back issues through JSTOR.

The back issues currently available for free at the Edith Wharton Society site will be removed as of December 2015.  Here is the link to the back issues:

https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/edith-wharton-review/ewr-back-issues-online/

If you are interested in downloading any back issues from this site, you can do so before December 2015.