CFP: [American] Representations of Edith Wharton in the Mass Media, ALA May 2008

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Gary Totten
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CFP, American Literature Association, May 2008:

Representations of Wharton in the Mass Media

How has Wharton been represented, both during and after her lifetime, in
the mass media (including, but not limited to, reviews, visual images,
advertisements, obituaries, fictional texts, architectural and design
texts, newspapers, magazines, film, radio, television, tourist and
historical site brochures, internet sites, and so forth). What aspects
of Wharton’s life, identity, or career are privileged or omitted in these
texts and for what purpose? What is the relationship between the persona
constructed in these texts and the private and public persona that
Wharton herself constructed? What is the relationship between Wharton’s
mass media representation and her fiction? All approaches are welcome.
Please send a 1-page abstract and brief c.v. to Gary Totten
( by January 15, 2008.

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