ALA May 2015 Boston: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton's Life and Work, deadline 15 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hildegard Hoeller/Edith Wharton Society

Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton's Life and Work

An intensely international writer, Edith Wharton thought about cultural boundaries, exchanges, and explication throughout her life and work. Her travel, her expatriate life-style, her multilingual abilities, her interest in anthropological and cultural explication all helped place cultural exchange at the center of her writing and life. This panel seeks papers that address any aspect of Wharton's engagement with cultural exchange, be it cultural explication, translation, encounters, or actual exchanges. It is also open to examinations of translations of Wharton, relations of Wharton to other writers in cross-cultural ways, and critical receptions of Wharton across cultural boundaries. Please send 250-500 page proposals and 1 page cvs to Hildegard Hoeller at by 15 January 2015.