We want to be sure you have an invitation for Wednesday’s Zoom event with Sheila Liming, editor of the new Norton Library Edition of The Age of Innocence Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00pm Eastern You and all interested students and colleagues can RSVP here to receive a Zoom link to attend. All are welcome.
If you’re interested but cannot attend live, I encourage you to register anyway since a recording of the event will be emailed to all registrants.
The Norton Library edition of The Age of Innocence is out now in paperback ($10.00 retail from our site) and will release soon in ebook ($8.00 from our site). It contains Liming’s introduction, the text, and helpful endnotes.
Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for the Transatlantic Literary Women Summer Club over the past few months. It’s been great to see you! Chiara, Lindsay and I have loved talking with everyone and learning more about exciting individual projects.
Now it’s September (how?), we’re kicking off the new series of monthly talks, TeawithTLW. We very much hope you’ll join us! All welcome.
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
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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
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.)
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.
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.
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 ofTeaching 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:
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.