ALA 22-25 May 2014, Edith Wharton and the Natural World, deadline 1/15/14

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Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Edith Wharton's relationship to the natural world. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with nature, nature writers, landscapes, the environment, and so on. Especially welcome will be papers focusing on Wharton's work with dogs (e.g., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, such fictional works as "Kerfol," her own beloved papillons, etc). Please send abstracts and a brief bio to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by January 15, 2014.