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Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

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Edith Wharton Society on #GivingTuesday

Dear Whartonites,

Philanthropy was a major part of Edith Wharton’s life–she gave time, energy, and money tirelessly to support her beloved causes, ranging from the ASPCA to the World War I refugees she helped rehabilitate and employ. In honor of #GivingTuesday, why not honor Wharton’s legacy today by making a donation to the Edith Wharton Society? Your support helps us to sponsor conferences advancing Wharton scholarship, to fund fellowships and grants for scholars conducting research in Wharton’s archives, and to support the _Edith Wharton Review_, among other activities. Your donations are fully tax-deductible for 2014 and will be greatly appreciated by those of us who work to maintain Wharton’s legacy.

To re-activate your membership or to make a donation, please visit the EWS website:

https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/

Sincerely,

Meredith Goldsmith

Queries and Replies: Membership

I recently purchased a student membership with the Edith Wharton Society. I have received my email confirmation that my payment was processed. My question at this time is: is my Edith Wharton Society membership now valid? Also, will I received the next issue of the Edith Wharton Review in the mail? When can I expect it?

Thank you in advance,

Heather Degeyter

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Yes, you should be enrolled as a member now, but you can always check with the Membership Coordinator to be sure: https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/

The Edith Wharton Review is published in fall and spring, so you should receive the next issue.

New Articles

Scanlan, Sean. “Going No Place? Foregrounding Nostalgia and Psychological Spaces in Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” Style 44.1-2 (2010): 207-229. Print (and online at: http://www.engl.niu.edu/ojs/index.php/style/article/view/113).

Butterworth-McDermott, Christine. “Lustful Fathers and False Princes: ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Donkeyskin’ Motifs in Edith Wharton’s Summer and Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories. Katherine Mansfield Studies. 4.1 (Fall 2012): 63-78.

Scanlan, Sean. “Going No Place? Foregrounding Nostalgia and Psychological Spaces in Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” Style 44.1-2 (2010): 207-229. Print (and online at: http://www.style.niu.edu/ojs/index.php/style/article/view/113/63 .

Please list Edith Wharton at Home: Life at The Mount with your recent publications. It was written by the architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson with a foreword by Pauline Metcalf. John Arthur did the contemporary photography.
The book was published in September 2012 by Monacelli Press and is listed on their website.

CFP: ALA Symposium on God and the American Writer (Deadline 12.1.14)

Dear ALA Affiliated Societies:

Many of you have heard about this ALA-sponsored symposium through postings on other sites, but I wanted to make sure that all of the ALA affiliated groups new about the upcoming symposium on “God and the American Writer.”  The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, on February 26-28, 2015.  The deadline for paper proposals is December 1st.  All proposals should be sent to Jeanne Reesman at jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu

Aside from great panels with great papers, the symposium will also feature two keynote addresses, one by Harold K. Bush on Mark Twain and one by Jonathan Cook on Herman Melville.  We’ll also have a poetry reading with the theme of women and spirituality featuring Bonnie Lyons, poet and critic, and Enedina Vasquez, poet, artist, and lay Episcopal minister.  In addition, we’ll have a screening of Terence Malik’s film The Tree of Life with an informance by Stacey Peebles.  There will be a mariachi reception and luncheons and a tour of local historic missions and the San Fernando Cathedral.

Full conference details, as well as registration forms and paper proposal forms, can be found at the ALA website and at http://godandamericanwriter.wordpress.com. Continue reading

Query about Edith Wharton Essay Prize and Undergraduate Prize

I’m inquiring regarding the Edith Wharton Essay Prize and the Edith Wharton Undergraduate Essay Prize. I see that the EWEP hasn’t been awarded since 2011. Is the prize being phased out, or is this merely a result of no submissions winning? If you are still accepting submissions for the EWEP, does the inauguration of the EWUEP signal that undergraduates may not apply for the EWEP at all, and must instead limit themselves to entries for the undergraduate prize? Or would you consider entries for the EWEP from undergraduates, provided they were of appropriate length and publication-ready?

Thank you very much for your time,

Alexander Kraft

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The Edith Wharton Essay Prize page has been updated to reflect recent winners. Undergraduates wouldn’t be eligible because of this requirement: “Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work.”

The Undergraduate Essay Prize began in 2014, and the requirements are here: https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/awards/edith-wharton-undergraduate-essay-prize/

Thank you for your interest in these prizes.