Attending the MLA? Please join us for an Edith Wharton dinner on Friday, January 6. Let’s reconnect, celebrate the new year, and talk about the exciting work being done on Wharton. Exact time and location (hopefully near the convention hotel) tbd. Email Carol Singley firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it. Plus 1s are welcome!
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
The Edith Wharton Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Edith Wharton Undergraduate Essay Prize:
Their essays are now posted to the site and can be read by clicking on their names.
There’s a new page at this site for Edith Wharton in the News, under Queries:
It contains links to the current Edith Wharton in the News feature at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/queries/edith-wharton-in-the-news/
and to the old Edith Wharton in the News Site that contains posts from 2003-2013:
We welcome new information and questions about Edith Wharton. If you have a question you’d like to have posted or “Wharton in the News” sighting that you’d like to share, please use the form on the Queries page..
Edith Wharton Society Essay Contest Winners
“A Break in the Continuity”: Chaos, Control, and Wharton’s Commitment to Form . . . . . Krystyna Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The (Re) Production Craze: Taylorism and Regress in Edith Wharton’s Twilight Sleep
Katelyn Durkin . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Back to Compostela: The Woman, The Writer, the Way: Edith Wharton and the Way to St. James / Regreso a Compostela: La Mujer, la escritora, el Camino: Edith WHarton y el Camino de Santiago. Ed. and Trans Patricia Fra Lopez.
Gary Totten . . . . . . . . 75
Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature: Stowe, Alcott, Cather, and Wharton Writing Home. Caroline CHamberlin Hellman.
Nicole Tonkovich . . . . . 79
Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature. Carol Singley.
Jaime Alves . . . . . . .83
Links to all minutes: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/membership.html
Minutes, Edith Wharton Society (EWS) Business Meeting Friday, 24 May, 2013 Westin Copley Place, Boston Massachusetts, Baltic Room
Present: Meredith Goldsmith, Emily Orlando, Paul Ohler, Carole Shaffer-Koros, Sharon Kehl Califano, Melanie Dawson, Hildegard Hoeller, Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Laura Rattray, Sharon Shaloo, Elsa Nettles, Maureen Montgomery, Mary Carney, Kate Fama and others
Society President Meredith Goldsmith called the meeting to order at 12:40 pm. Paul Ohler took the minutes. Continue reading