The Customs of Many Countries: The Worlds of Edith Wharton (85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013)

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Monica Miller/The Edith Wharton Society
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The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that engage with this year's SAMLA conference theme: "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds." We are open to a variety of interpretations. For example, what meanings emerge when we consider Wharton's work alongside the "networked worlds" of her various homes and travels? How has the rise of digital humanities and new forms of communication fostered new scholarship and approaches to Wharton's writing? A range of responses to this topic is welcome, including examinations of her travel writings, other non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. By May 17, 2013, please send a 300-500 word abstract and one page CV to Monica Miller, Louisiana State University, at