CFP: [American] WWWD? What Would Wharton Do? Edith Wharton and Politics: MLA 2008

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Linda Costanzo Cahir
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27-30 December 2008 at MLA in San Francisco, CA

What do we know about Edith Wharton’s politics? Her political
persuasions? Her views on personal and institutional political
responsibility in the modern world? What political concerns did she have?
Was her writing ever meant to put forth any political thought, position,
or agenda that she might feel important? What were her views on war? On
the social problems facing the American public in the 1920s and 1930s?
How applicable are her views to the current American scene? Please send
abstracts (about 500 words) and short CV's by March 15th to Linda
Costanzo Cahir ( or Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave.
Willis 103B, Union, NJ 07083).

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