I’m writing to inform you of the results of the 2017-2018 EWS Awards competition. We had an excellent group of essays for both the Elsa Nettels Prize and the Undergrad Research Prize, and I wish to thank our judges Jennifer Haytock, Madeleine Vala, and Meg Toth for their willingness to assess the essays and the proposals for the Archival Research Award. The winners have been notified.
Deborah Molloy, a doctoral student at the University of Kent, has been awarded the Edith Wharton Society Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar for her essay “In the Cave of the Oracle: Feminine Tragedy in The House of Mirth and Mrs Manstey’s View.”
Aidan Selmer an English Major at the College of William and Mary has won the Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize for his essay “Risk and the Self-Fashioning Women in Wharton’s House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and Summer.”
Myrto Drizou, Associate Professor of English at Valdosta State University is the recipient of the Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research for her project “Wharton’s Odyssey and Mythologizing the Modern in American and Greek Literary Naturalisms”
Best to you all,
Paul Ohler Ph.D.
Department of English
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, British Columbia
President, Edith Wharton Society
Associate Editor, Edith Wharton Review
From Myrto Drizou: The Membership Directory has been updated here: https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/directory/
The left column refers to the volume and issues of the Edith Wharton Review (33-1: spring 2017; 33-2: fall 2017; 34-1: spring 2018; 34-2: spring 2018). For a membership to be current, it must correspond to 33-2 (fall 2017) or later. If not, it has expired. Members are welcome to renew their memberships using the link on the Society’s webpage:
Dear Edith Wharton Society members,
Please join me in welcoming two new Members-at-Large to the Edith Wharton Society Executive Board: Meg Toth and Anna Girling. We look forward to continuing the work of the EWS together.
Welcome, Meg and Anna!
Secretary, Edith Wharton Society
Dr. Jennifer Haytock
Professor and Chair, English Department
227 Liberal Arts Building
The Edith Wharton Society seeks to fill up to two Member-at-Large positions on its Executive Board for the 2017-19 term. If you are interested in serving, please send your name and a brief biographical statement (one paragraph) to the EWS Secretary, Jennifer Haytock, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2017. We will hold elections after that date, and the two candidates who receive the most votes will serve.
In order to encourage broad participation, the EWS particularly encourages new nominations. Candidates must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society. Membership dues can be paid here:
The Society’s by-laws, which outline the responsibilities of the Members at Large, can be found here:
Interested persons may also contact any current Board member for more information.
Thanks to Membership Secretary Myrto Drizou, the Membership Directory has been updated at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/directory/
“Memberships marked with “33.1” or “33.2” are active; they correspond to spring 2017 and fall 2017 respectively. If a membership is marked “32” or lower, it has expired. We kindly invite all our members to renew for 2017, as the new issue of the _Edith Wharton Review_ will soon be published.”
You can renew your membership on the Membership page”
The minutes of the MLA EWS 2017 Board Meeting are available here
and also under Membership –> EWS Business
Dear Edith Wharton Society Members,
On the anniversary of Edith Wharton’s passing, I write to report on the recent election. With thanks to Donna Campbell for overseeing the electronic survey, the membership has voted overwhelmingly in favor of the revisions to the EWS bylaws and in favor of two new officers to serve on the EWS board: effective January 1, 2017, Jennifer Haytock will step in to the position of Secretary and Madeleine Vala the position of at-large member of the Executive Board. Thank you for your support of the Edith Wharton Society and all best wishes for these cherished summer hours.
President, The Edith Wharton Society