Category Archives: Queries

Wharton Queries: Rights to House of Mirth (play version)?

‘The House of Mirth’ is one of my favourite films. I will admit to being a big Gillian Anderson fan but I thought the whole cast was fantastic.

I work on projects for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival here in Inverness and I think the story of Lily Bart is still relevant in this day and age.

Therefore I was enquiring if the rights were available to produce a play based on the book and film.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Kind Regards

Graeme Watson

ness@hotmail.com

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Wharton Queries: Age of Innocence and Cather’s A Lost Lady

For my master paper cultural sciences I am studying Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady.

The focus of my study has become the question whether there are apparent new woman aspects in the main characters in these two novels. That means studying and researching literature about these authors but also about the society they lived in and the literature of that time. I have access to the databases of Ghent University and of the Dutch Open University and I read about the recent publications of The Edith Wharton Society but up until now I cannot find a clear statement of Edith Wharton about the new woman phenomena. I wonder whether she made such a statement or published her opinion about it. Could you give me some advice where to find some traces?

I am much obliged for your help.

 

Best regards.

 

Gijs den Dubbelden

Next Wharton Conference in 2018?

I am a senior English Major, with a Literature Concentration. I am currently at work on my thesis which is concerned with gender and sexuality in Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.

I am looking into conferences where I can present my research, and am inquiring if there are currently plans for a Wharton conference in 2018 sponsored by the Edith Wharton society.

Thank you,
Samantha Strickland

Email: samantha.strickland@bobcats.gcsu.edu

New Queries: French documentary on EW; EW and architecture article in EWR; EW–did she watch silent movies set in the Arab world?

Name: REBECCA BOULANGER

Email: rebecca.boulanger2@gmail.com

Website:

Where would you like this to appear? : Other

Comment: I’m a french journalist and I’m working on a documentary project for TV about Edith Wharton, and more precisely New York in Wharton’s view.
We are coming on june, and I would need to meet for an interview, someone who could talk on the purpose.
Would you accept to help me ?
Thank you in advance for your precious help.
Rebecca Boulanger
tel : 00 33 6 03 58 00 75
mail : rebecca.boulanger2@gmail.com


Name: ARAGOU DIANE

Email: diane.aragou@gmail.com

Website: http://www.arte.tv/fr/

Where would you like this to appear? : Queries and Replies

Comment: Hi,

My name is Diane, i am from a french television station called Arte : http://www.arte.tv/fr. We produce a daily cultural show : Invitation au voyage diffused every day at 4:00 pm.

http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/071100-007-A/invitation-au-voyage

I am contacting you because i am working with an other journalist on Edith Wharton in New York. Our projet is to film New York though her eyes for a short movie. Do you have some advices to give me ? Do you know people who would be glad to talk about her and about New York ?

Best regards,

Diane Aragou
Journalist Arte
00 33 (0)7 87 03 17 43


Name: Rita

Email: dakejuinf@gmail.com

Website:

Where would you like this to appear? : Queries and Replies

Comment: I’m doing a research on Edith Wharton and architecture, and I’m wondering where I can find the abstract or the essay:
Beacom, Betsy Currier. “The Decoration of Houses and the Role of space in the Construction of Edith Wharton’s Authorial Self.” Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 9-16.
Thank you.

[The Edith Wharton Review is now at Penn State Press (see sidebar); you should be able to get the article either there or through a source such as Project Muse. You can also try contacting the author to receive a copy. –D. Campbell]

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Name: Stacy E. Holden

Email: sholden@purdue.edu

Website:

May we publish your name and email address?: Yes

Comment: I am reading In Morocco (1920) and wonder if Edith Wharton ever watched any of the popular silents of her era set in the Arab world. Has anyone seen anything written by her that addresses her feelings about movies as a new industry? And what films she saw and was affected by? And if she thought Hollywood’s imaginings would translate to other places in the world, whether that be France or North Africa? If anyone has any information about Edith Wharton’s view of Hollywood, it would be much appreciated!