MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 02/28/2018

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Ferdâ Asya/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 


The volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

As with other similar books published by the MLA, this one will contain a discussion of the most important and useful materials available to teachers—in this case, of the works of Edith Wharton—and it will be composed largely of essays by instructors. A list of books published in the series can be found on the MLA Website ( under MLA Library.

You can contribute to the volume by completing a survey about your experiences of teaching Wharton's works. The names of all contributors to the survey will be mentioned in the published volume.

The Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton is available here:

You also can propose an essay for the volume. If you would like to propose an essay for the volume, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words in which you describe your approach or topic and explain its usefulness for both students and instructors. The focus of your essay should be pedagogical and the abstract should be as specific as possible. Proposed essays should not be previously published.

Please also attach a short CV.

Information about proposing an essay is also available at the end of the survey.

Abstracts and CVs should be sent electronically to the volume editor, Ferdâ Asya, ( by 28 February 2018.

You may send any supplemental materials—such as course descriptions, course plans, syllabi, assignments, bibliographies, or other relevant documents—as separate attachments (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf).

Surface mail submissions can be sent to Dr. Ferdâ Asya at Department of English, 111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Questions and comments can be addressed to Ferdâ Asya at