Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Edith Wharton Society News


Congratulations to the Edith Wharton Essay Prize winners:

Both essays will be published in the _EWR_, vol 29.2:

First prize: Krystyna Michael (PhD candidate, CUNY-Grad Center)“A Break in the Continuity:” Chaos, Control and Wharton’s Commitment to Form:
Second prize: Katelyn Durkin (PhD candidate, UVa):The (Re)Production Craze: Taylorism and Regress in Edith Wharton’s Twilight Sleep

The following queries will be posted to the Wharton Society site. If you have any information, please reply to the list or to whartonqueries@gmail.com



I'm an author specializing in the history of espionage. I'm currently working on a project that has somehow taken me a bit far afield. I'm trying to track down the story that Edith Wharton intervened for Maj. Ralph Van Deman in his efforts to establish a military intelligence division during World War I. 

Denman's memoirs mention a "lady authoress" who traveled in the same social circles as the Secretary of War, Baker, but offer no other details. 

I was hoping that perhaps she might have made mention of Maj. Deman or Baker in her diaries.  The date would have been around 1917, just prior to America's entrance into WWI. 

Needless to say, any assistance you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. 

Best Regards,
Henry R. Schlesinger
Dear EW Community:

I thank you in advance for your help,

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Margaret Toth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Minutes for the ALA 2013 Business Meeting: http://www.edithwhartonsociety.org/alamin5-24-13.htm


New Volume of The Edith Wharton Review 

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 Novesl 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.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Edith Wharton Symposium Registration Open

Please note that online registration is now open for the Edith Wharton symposium taking place in Liverpool from 22 -23 August 2013. Everyone welcome! 
To register, please go to the site www.hope.ac.uk/custom and click the booking tab.

Dr. Laura Rattray