Edith Wharton Review

The Edith Wharton Review

Beginning in 2016, The Edith Wharton Review will be published by The Pennsylvania State University: http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_EWR.html

Back issues of the Edith Wharton Review, 1984 –

Edith Wharton Essay Prize leafEdith Wharton Collection Research Award and The Mount Research Award

2014-02-02 10.45.04

Call for submissions: The Edith Wharton Review. The Edith Wharton Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography. Past and future issues of The Edith Wharton Review will be soon be available from the subscription database EbscoHost, which is widely available through academic libraries. EWS members will continue to receive paper copies of the journal.

The Edith Wharton Review is the official refereed publication of the Edith Wharton Society.  It is published at the Department of English, Kean University, Union, N.J. Manuscripts approximately 10-25 pp. should follow the 7th ed. MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. Authors should be members of the Edith Wharton Society at the time of publication of their work. Writer’s name should not appear on manuscript, only on the cover letter.

Book Reviews and Advertisements:
Have you written a Wharton-related book? If you provide us with a copy of the book and
a one-page publisher’s order form, we will print a review and include the sheet of publisher’s
information in the Edith Wharton Review. Please send book and materials to: Dr. Meredith Goldsmith, English Department,
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000.

Submissions to the Edith Wharton Review

If you would like to submit your manuscript as an email attachment, please send cover letter and anonymized Word or .rtf version to
Dr. Meredith Goldsmith, mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

If you prefer to send a paper copy, please send it in triplicate to Dr. Goldsmith at the following address:
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

Membership in the Edith Wharton Society and subscription to the Review is as follows. You can join the Society by PayPal or sending a check:

  • Student: $20
  • Individual: $25
  • International: $30
  • Institutional: $30

Order form for back issues. All available issues are online at the link above, but use this form if you would like a paper copy.

Recent Tables of Contents

Volume 29.2, Fall 2013

Edith Wharton Review, Volume 29, Number 2 (Fall 2013)

“A Grim Fascination: Newspapers and Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country . . . . Madeleine A. Vala . . . . . . . 1

Edith Wharton Society Essay Contest Winners

First Prize:

“A Break in the Continuity”: Chaos, Control, and Wharton’s Commitment to Form . . . . . Krystyna Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Second Prize:

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

Volume 29.1, Spring 2013

Teaching Cluster–Guest Editor, Gary Totten

Singley, Carol. “Change at Stake: Teaching Edith Wharton’s Late Fiction.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 1-7.

Goldsmith, Meredith. “Twilight Sleep and The Children: Approaching Wharton’s Late Novels in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 7-11.

Kornasky, Linda. “Edith Wharton’s The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 11-20.

Wentzel, Rocki. “Classical Reception in Edith Wharton’s Late Fiction.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 20-32.

Saunders, Judith. “Unwritten Masterpieces.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 32.

Coit, Emily. Rev. of Edith Wharton in Context, ed. Laura Rattray. Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 33-34.

Dawson, Melanie. “Edith Wharton Collection Research Report.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 34-35.

Wierzbicki, Kaye. “Edith Wharton Society Mount Research Award.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 33-37.

Goldman-Price, Irene. “From the Archives: Two Letters from Harry Jones to Anna Foster about Wharton’s Near-Fatal Illness.” Edith Wharton Review 29.1 (Spring 2013): 37-39.

Volume 28.2, Fall 2012

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.

Behler, Alan. “George Frederic Jones’s Borrowing Ledger, New York Society Library, 1855-1880.” Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 9-16.

Campbell, Donna. “The Next 150 Years: Wharton Goes Digital.” Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 24-29.

Fedorko, Kathy. Rev. of My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann,ed. Irene Goldman-Price. Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 29-31.

Prieto, Sara. “Traveling through Forbidden Zones: Comparing Edith Wharton and Mary Roberts Rinehart’s Expeirences in the Great War.” Edith Wharton Review 28.2 (Fall 2012): 16-24.

Volume 28.1, Spring 2012

O’Connor, Noreen T. “Consumer Culture and Jazz Age Discontents: Edith Wharton in Pictorial Review.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 1-12.Edith Wharton Essay Contest Winner.

Tigchelaar, Jana. “Empathy or Expectation of Return: Relationships, Givts, and Economy in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 13-20.

Benjamin, Meredith. “A Genre Apart: Considering Edith Wharton’s ‘The Life Apart’ in Tradition of Women’s Diaries.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 20-31.

Spang, Roberta Meares. “Edith’s Manifesto” (poem). Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 30.

Patten, Ann. Rev. of Edith Wharton: Sex, Satire, and the Older Woman. By Avril Horner and Janet Beer. Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 32-34.

Cable, Felicity Roseland. Rev. of Rosedale in Love. By Lev Raphael. Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 34-35.

Volume 27.2, Fall 2011

Faulstick, Dustin H. “‘He that Loveth Silver Shall Not Be Satisfied with Silver'” Reconsidering the Connection between The House of Mirth and Ecclesiastes.”Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 1-12.

Patten, Ann L. “‘The Wanamaker Touch in Fiction’ and Edith Wharton’s Guide to Novel-writing in Hudson River Bracketed and The Gods Arrive.” Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 12-22.

Raphael, Lev. “Writing Wharton’s Wrong.” Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 22-2.

Shaffer-Koros, Carol. “Wharton in New York.” Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 23-24.

Goldman-Price, Irene. “Edith Wharton Collection Research Report.” Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 24-25.

Olin-Ammentorp, Julie. Rev. of Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race by Jennie A. Kassanoff. Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 25-26.

Campbell, Donna. Rev. of The Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton, ed. Laura Rattray. Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011): 26-27.

Call for Submissions:

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. 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 winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, and the writer will receive an award of $250.

All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize. Submissions should be 15-25 pages in length and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. Applicants should not identify themselves on the manuscript but should provide a separate cover page that includes their names, academic status, e-mail address, postal addresses, and the notation “The Edith Wharton Essay Prize.”

To submit an essay for the prize, send three copies by the deadline to Prof. Carole M. Shaffer-Koros at the address above.

Editor:  Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College
Associate Editor: Ann Patten
Editorial Board: 
Donna Campbell Kathy Fedorko Irene Goldman-Price
Hildegard Hoeller Margaret Murray Elsa Nettels
Julie Olin-Ammentorp Emily Orlando Laura Rattray
Charlotte Rich Laura Saltz Carol Singley
Gary Totten Frederick Wegener

Editorial Board members from previous years:

Harriet Gold Kenneth Price Sharon Shaloo
Elizabeth Lennox Keyser Alan Price Melissa Pennell
Jean Blackall Mary Papke Edie Thornton
Betsy Klimasmith Founding Editor: Annette Zilversmit

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