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WHARTON-L Archives for May 1999

Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 15:11:29 -0700 (PDT)

The following message from Joseph McElrath at Florida State University may
be of interest to Wharton-L members:

Nominations Solicited for Boydston Prize

The Association for Documentary Editing seeks nominations for its biennial
Jo Ann Boydston Prize, which is awarded to the author of a review or
review essay dealing with scholarly editing of works or documents.
Reviews and review essays published between June 1, 1997, and May 30,
1999, are eligible for the 1999 prize, which will be awarded at the annual
meeting of the ADE in Charlottesville, Va., October 7-9, 1999.  The winner
receives a plaque and a monetary award.

Deadline for nominations is 1 August 1999.  Submissions should include
three copies of the published review or review essay (with the source
clearly identified), together with the author's name, address, and

Send submissions to George L. Geckle, Department of English, Welsh
Humanities Building, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 23:10:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donna Campbell <>
Subject: Edith Wharton Sessions at ALA

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 23:10:47 -0700 (PDT)

Edith Wharton Sessions at ALA (American Literature Association) Conference
Baltimore, May 28-31, 1999

Full conference schedule available at

Session I: Sunday, May 30, 1999, 9:00-10:15


Organizer and Chair: Reiner Kornetta, Heinrich Heine University, and the
Edith Wharton Society

1. "Parasites, Aborigines, and Invaders : Consumption and Race in Edith
Wharton's The Custom of the Country," Stephanie
Bower, Claremont McKenna College

2. "For Love or Money: Edith Wharton's Move to D. Appleton & Son," Sharon
Shaloo, Independent Scholar

3. "The Economics of Marriage: Wharton Early and Late," Julie
Olin-Ammentorp, Le Moyne College"

Session II: Sunday, May 30, 1999, 10:30-11:45


Organizer and Chair: Augusta Rohrbach, Oberlin College

This session is designed to initiate discussion from scholars assembled   from different regions, institutional affiliations, career stages
and critical standpoints.  Each discussant will address one approach to
Wharton scholarship and examine its suitability or
contribution to the field as it is envisioned in the 21st century.

     1. Hildegarde Hoeller, Babson College
     "Wharton and the Canon"

     2. David Leverenz, University of Florida
     "The Daddy's Girl in Wharton's Fiction: Rethinking Consumer

     3. Mary Carney, The University of Georgia
     "Edith Wharton's War Writings"

     4. Ann Mairoff, Palomar College
     "Transgressive Relationships in Wharton's Texts: Wharton's Rebellion
against Freud and 'Normal Sex Roles'"

     5. Ellen Lee McCallum,  Indiana University
      "Wharton in the Age of Information"

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