Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wharton sessions at MLA 2007

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dith Wharton Sessions at MLA 2007

Saturday, 29 December

513. Beyond Pro- or Anti-: Toward the Politics of Race in Edith Wharton’s Fiction

1:45–3:00 p.m., Grand Suite 2, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society

Presiding: Meredith Lynn Goldsmith, Ursinus Coll.

1. “Reading the ‘Sojourn in Exotic Lands’: Edith Wharton’s ‘Xingu,’” Laura Anne Lomas, Rutgers Univ., Newark

2. “‘Constitutional Restlessness’: The Ambiguity of Race in The Custom of the Country,” John Bruni, Colorado School of Mines

3. “The Age of Innocence and Reconstruction-Postreconstruction Contexts,” Jonathan Hayes, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
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Sunday, 30 December

745. Edith Wharton and Illness, Followed by Business Meeting

1:45–3:00 p.m., San Francisco, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society

Presiding: Hildegard Maria Hoeller, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York

1. “Standing Tall or Lying Still: The Impact of Spinal Impairment on Individual Subjectivity in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome and The Fruit of the Tree,” Cyndy Hall, Univ. of California, Riverside

2. “Circulatory Disorders in The Custom of the Country,” Caroline Guény, Université de Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle

3. “Wandering Women and the Dangers of Contagion in Edith Wharton’s The Old Maid and ‘Roman Fever,’” Lisa L. Tyler, Sinclair Community Coll., OH

Respondent: Hildegard Maria Hoeller

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