Category Archives: Online Events

New Books: The Old Maid

 Cita Press has published a new edition of Edith Wharton’s The Old Maid. In this 1924 novella, cousins Delia and Charlotte conspire to raise Charlotte’s secret daughter right under the nose of “old New York” society. Wharton expertly examines her characters and the social contradictions they exploit to protect their family in a story that is as biting as it is tender and, at times, perplexingly triumphant.

We are thrilled to bring this book to new audiences with a free, open access edition available online to all readers with an internet connection. The book is available in English and Spanish: https://citapress.org/#books/old-maid

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6 pm ET, journalist and author Krithika Varagur, who wrote the foreword for this edition, will discuss the book and Wharton’s evolving legacy with Cita Press editorial coordinator Jessi Haley. Details and registration for this virtual event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-old-maid-by-edith-wharton-cita-press-book-launch-with-krithika-varagur-tickets-332901566547

Cita Press is a bilingual press that celebrates the spread of culture and knowledge by publishing writing by women that is open-licensed or in the public domain. Through its library of carefully designed free books, Cita honors the principles of decentralization, collective artistic production, and equitable access to knowledge. All of our work is non-commercial and intended for educational purposes. Subscribe to our newsletter via https://tinyletter.com/citapress

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TLW Talk by Dr. Maria-Novella Mercuri on The Fruit of the Tree (8 June 2022; 5 p.m. UK time)

The Transatlantic Literary Women are holding the final regular talk of the season next Wed – Wed 8 June at 5pm UK time, when we’re delighted to be joined by Dr Maria-Novella Mercuri who will be speaking on ‘A sisterhood of New Women: The Fruit of the Tree and its connection to the theatre of Ibsen and Sudermann’. Not to be missed! Details: https://transatlanticladies.wordpress.com/2022/05/23/june-tea-with-tlw-dr-maria-novella-mercuri-on-the-fruit-of-the-tree-and-its-connection-to-the-theatre-of-ibsen-and-sudermann-%ef%bf%bc/

Chiara, Lindsay and I hope you’ll be able to join us. For ease, I’m also pasting the zoom link below. 

Hope to see you there!

Take care. All best- Laura

TLW Talk: Dr. Lina Geriguis on Ecoliteracy and Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome (13 April 2022)

From Laura Rattray: Just a quick note now to let you know about our next Tea with the Transatlantic Literary Women event on Wed 13 April at 5pm UK/noon NYC when we’re delighted to be joined by Dr Lina Geriguis who will be talking about Ecoliteracy and Ethan Frome

Chiara, Lindsay and I really hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a great talk!  Lindsay has posted the talk details here: https://transatlanticladies.wordpress.com/2022/03/08/april-tea-with-tlw-dr-lina-geriguis-on-ecoliteracy-and-edith-whartons-ethan-frome/

April Tea with TLW: Dr Lina Geriguis on Ecoliteracy and Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome – Transatlantic Literary WomenWednesday 13th April 20225pm UK TimeApril Tea with TLW: Dr Lina Geriguis on Ecoliteracy and Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome Well, we can’t quite believe it’s spring already, but our Tea with TLW series is still going strong. In April we’ll be meeting on the second Wednesday of the month with a talk about one of…transatlanticladies.wordpress.com

From Laura Rattray: TLW Edith Wharton Presentation March 9

Just a quick note now to let you know about our next Tea with the Transatlantic Literary Women event on Wed 9 March at 5pm UK/noon NYC when we’re delighted to be joined by Dr Isabelle Parsons who will be talking about Wharton’s shockingly underrated novel, The Fruit of the Tree. (Please note this talk is taking place a week later than originally advertised due to ongoing industrial action across the UK HE sector.)

We really hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a great talk. (And our Wharton friends may like to know that Isabelle’s PHD was supervised by the one and only Shaf Towheed.) 

My team-mate Lindsay has posted the talk details here: https://transatlanticladies.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/march-tea-with-tlw-dr-isabelle-parsons-on-edith-whartons-use-of-withholding-in-the-fruit-of-the-tree%ef%bf%bc/

Dr. Rita Bode: “In a Great Tradition: Edith Wharton and Women Writers” January 26, 2022 (5 p.m. UK, noon EST)

To celebrate the week of Edith Wharton’s birthday, the Edith Wharton Society and the Transatlantic Literary Women are joining forces to hold a special talk with renowned Wharton scholar Dr Rita Bode. If you need any more persuasion, Rita is also of course the incoming new editor of the Edith Wharton Review.

Please join us for Rita’s special talk on: “In a Great Tradition: Edith Wharton and Women Writers”. Details of the talk are available here: https://transatlanticladies.wordpress.com/2022/01/10/january-tea-with-tlw-a-wharton-birthday-special-with-dr-rita-bode%EF%BF%BC/

January Tea with TLW: A Wharton Birthday Special with Dr Rita Bode – Transatlantic Literary WomenEdith Wharton’s Birthday TalkDr Rita Bode on ‘In a Great Tradition: Edith Wharton and Women Writers’Wednesday 26 January 2022 (5pm UK time; noon New York) A Joint Event with the Edith Wharton Society and the Transatlantic Literary Women To begin the 2022 Tea with TLW series, and celebrate the week of Edith Wharton’s birthday, the…transatlanticladies.wordpress.com

Online Presentation November 3: (from Laura Rattray) TLW talk on Edith Wharton and Aesthetics by Dr. Ailsa Boyd

Many thanks to everyone who came to our October tea earlier this month.  

I’m writing now with details of our November Transatlantic Literary Women talk – Wednesday 3 November, 5pm UK. Lindsay, Chiara and I very much hope you will be able to join us. (Please note that the UK clocks go back an hour on 31 Oct, so do double check your times if you’re joining us from outside the UK) 

We’re delighted that Dr Ailsa Boyd will be joining us to discuss ‘Edith Wharton in the House of Beautiful: Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Theory’. It’s the usual format- a friendly, informal get-together with a 30 min talk, followed by questions and chat. Tea, coffee and cake positively encouraged.
  

My team-mate Lindsay has posted the details here:

Image removed by sender.November Tea with TLW: Dr. Ailsa Boyd on ‘Edith Wharton in The House Beautiful: Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Theory’November Tea with TLWDr. Ailsa Boyd on ‘Edith Wharton in the House of Beautiful: Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Theory’Wednesday 3rd November, 5pm UK time. This November, we are delighted to be jo…transatlanticladies.wordpress.com

Please go to the site to find details and get the Zoom link.

We hope to see some of you there. If not, perhaps at our December tea on Wed 1 December at 5pm, when we’ll be bringing back our TLW quiz for our final, festive event of 2021! 

Online Event: WEBINAR DISCUSSION ON TEACHING EDITH WHARTON’S MAJOR NOVELS AND SHORT FICTION

WEBINAR DISCUSSION ON TEACHING EDITH WHARTON’S MAJOR NOVELS AND SHORT FICTION

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021 AT 2:00 P.M. EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)

Please join me and the contributors of Teaching Edith Wharton’s Major Novels and Short Fiction (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030527419), the first pedagogical volume on the works of Edith Wharton, for a discussion of some of the recent approaches and techniques for teaching Edith Wharton’s fiction to students of the twenty-first century.

Please register in advance to receive a link to this event:

https://bloomu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OZM980L9SGqEHRvL2AQFGw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about attending the webinar.

Also, see the details below for joining the webinar.

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Ferdâ Asya, PhD

Professor of English

111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 East Second Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Online Events: Mock Trial of Ethan Frome (2/12/21)

By way of introduction, I am an attorney who practices in Gainesville, Florida, who also teaches prelaw courses at University of Florida, including a course that I designed called Law and Literature.  In this course, the class studies literary texts which contain legal issues that are never addressed by the respective author.  The students analyze these legal issues, research the apposite law, and draft legal briefs in support of their position.  A mock trial is then conducted at the end of each unit.

On Friday (2/12/21), one of my classes will conduct the mock trial of Ethan Frome.  Wharton’s eponymous protagonist has been criminally charged with attempted first and second degree murder.  In addition, Mattie Silver has filed two civil claims against Mr. Frome, alleging that his gross negligence caused the paralysis that she suffered as a result of that fateful toboggan ride.  The class has already deposed a tobogganing manufacturer as an expert witness.

I am wondering if you and anyone else affiliated with the Wharton Society would  be interested in either serving as a juror for Mr. Frome’s mock trial or simply watching it on Zoom.  If so, please contact me at your convenience and I will be happy to elaborate.  I apologize for the late notice.  Please find below links to some media coverage that the Law and Literature class has received.  I hope to hear from you soon.

–Bernie O’Donnell

odonnellb@ufl.edu

https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190227/students-argue-jekylls-guilt-innocence-in-mock-trial

https://mycbs4.com/news/local/uf-students-argue-case-involving-dr-jekyll-during-mock-trial

Edith Wharton Online Event: At Edith’s Table (February 11, 2021)

This online program will be streamed live via Zoom. Registration closes one hour prior to the event start time.

In this illustrated online talk, writer and food historian, Carl Raymond will present an overview of how food and dining are represented in Wharton’s major fiction and memoir.

Attendees will get a sense of how Wharton used food and dining to convey character and background in passages from some of her most memorable work.  Raymond will also present examples from Wharton’s own life including food memories from her childhood as well as insight into how she designed her own dining rooms and her thoughts on entertaining. In addition, attendees will come away with a glimpse of how dining functioned in the overall Gilded Age society and how it defined social class.

Edith Wharton Online Event: Virtual Book Talk with Julie Olin-Ammentorp (February 18, 2021)

Virtual Book Talk with Julie Olin-Ammentorp

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – 7:00PM

Price:$5.00

Join us for an enlightening book talk with Julie Olin-Ammentorp, who will discuss her book Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture. Olin-Ammentorp will be joined by National Willa Cather Center archivist Tracy Tucker, as she discusses the at once parallel and distinct lives of two of America’s greatest writers. Ticket holders will receive a Zoom link to this event before the event’s start time. All virtual events are scheduled for central standard time. 

More information at https://www.willacather.org/events/virtual-book-talk-julie-olin-ammentorp-0