Monday, March 14, 2005

Edith Wharton sessions at ALA

Edith Wharton Sessions and Business Meeting at ALA, May 2005
Saturday, May 28, 2005
8:00 - 9:20 am

Session 16-G Edith Wharton and Money (Place TBA)

Organized by the Edith Wharton Society

Chair: Hildegard Hoeller, College of Staten Island — City University of New York

1. “'It Cost Him a Visible Effort to Take a Few Steps…': Wharton's Use of Money as a Signifer of Disability in Ethan Frome,” Christopher Bell, University of Illinois at Chicago .

2. “Edith Wharton and Money: The Financial Factor on the Axis of Heterosexual and Homosocial Relationships,” Stephanie Taitano, University of Texas , Arlington .

3. “The Jewish Economy of Risk in The House of Mirth,” Naomi Reed, University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign.

Saturday, May 28, 2005 9:30-10:50 am
Session 17J: Business Meeting of the Edith Wharton Society (Place TBA)(Not yet listed on ALA program but confirmed with Alfred Bendixen)

Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:00 am - 12:20 pm (Place TBA)

Session 18-G Edith Wharton: Critical Perspectives.

Organized by the Edith Wharton Society

Chair: Carol Sapora, Villa Julie College

1. "A Critical Rivalry: The Competing Methods of Mrs. Wharton and Mrs. Woolf," Sharon Kehl Califano, University of New Hampshire .
2. "The Critics, The Canon, and Cultural Capital: Edith Wharton as a Short Story Writer," Gary Totten, North Dakota State University .
3. "'Wherever You Seize It, It's Interesting': Subject, Class, and Aesthetic Value in Edith Wharton's Critical Prose," Frederick Wegener, California State University , Long Beach .


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