Call for Papers
Update: Call for Selected Conference Papers
Selected conference papers will be published in a 2006 issue of THE HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY REVIEW. Papers that include consideration of the landscape,
culture, or history of the Mid-Hudson region are especially welcome.
Revised papers (approximately 2,000--4,000 words) with complete
documentation, MLA style, should be submitted by September 20, 2005 to the
guest editors: Professors Donald Anderson and Judith Saunders, Department
of English, Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 1260l.
Celebrating the Centenary of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth
Thurs., June 23- Sat., June 25, 2005.
Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2005.
Keynote Speaker: Martha Banta
Wharton’s much-read, much-analyzed novel The House of Mirth was published in 1905; in 2005 we will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, the Edith Wharton Society is sponsoring a conference to be held in June 23-25, 2005, at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The conference will include a number of concurrent sessions focusing on a range of topics pertaining to Wharton’s landmark novel. Topics might include The House of Mirth and
• other novels of the period (c. 1900-1910)
Other topics might include
• adaptations of The House of Mirth for film, television,
and the stage
Please send completed 20-minute (10-page) papers, or 250-500 word abstracts, to Julie Olin-Ammentorp by January 10, 2005. If possible, please send electronically (HM2005@lemoyne.edu); mailing address
Marist College is located in the historic
Hudson Valley, just a few minutes' drive from the Vanderbilt Mansion,
the Mills Mansion, the homes of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Culinary
Institute of America--among many other interesting sites. (Two commercial
websites you might find of interest are hvnet.com