Dear Edith Wharton Society members,
The Edith Wharton Society is now accepting nominations for the position of Secretary and two Members-at-Large, for the 2019-21 term.
From our Constitution:
“5.4. The Secretary shall take and distribute minutes of all meetings of the Society and of the Executive Board and shall forward minutes to the Web Master for posting on the society’s web page. The Secretary shall coordinate the nominations of new members of the board.”
5.7 “To achieve continuity, officers shall ordinarily succeed one another in this order: the Vice-President shall become President, and the Secretary become Vice-President, and the President become the Immediate Past President.”
Members-at-Large may be asked to adjudicate the EWS prizes, and they have the option of organizing, or deputizing someone to organize, the guaranteed EW panel at NEMLA, SAMLA, and other regional MLA conferences (5.9).
For further information about these positions, please review our Constitution at
If you have any questions about either position, please also feel free to contact any current Society officer, including President Paul Ohler (email@example.com
), Vice President Melanie Dawson (firstname.lastname@example.org ), or Secretary Jennifer Haytock
) for further information.
Candidates must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society. Membership dues can be paid here:
Please email Jennifer Haytock with nominations by Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2019. Please include which position you are nominating yourself for and a one-paragraph biography. A voting period will follow the close of the nomination period.
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 email@example.com 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