Edith Wharton in Florence 2012: A Sesquicentennial Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society
6-8 June 2012

Conference Information: The most recent conference information can be found at the conference site: http://wharton2012.wordpress.com. Proposal deadline: 15 July 2011.

Please join us for the international conference of the Edith Wharton Society in Florence, Italy, celebrating the sesquicentennial of Wharton’s birth. “Edith Wharton in Florence” will be the third Wharton Society conference held in Europe and the first in Italy. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton’s work, and we especially welcome submissions dealing with the international contexts of her writing.

Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton’s texts, including the following:

All theoretical approaches welcome, including feminist, psychoanalytic, historicist, marxist, queer, and ecocritical, among others.

Through the generosity of Marist College, the conference will be held at Marist’s Lorenzo di Medici campus, in the heart of Florence. In addition to panels, there will be a keynote speaker and opportunities for tours of the area. Conference venue: http://www.marist.edu/academics/italy/ldm.html

Please submit 250-500-word abstracts and brief CV to EdithWhartoninFlorence2012@gmail.com by 15 July 2011.

All conference participants must be members of the Edith Wharton Society
at the time of registration.
For more information about the conference, contact Conference Directors
Meredith Goldsmith (Ursinus College; mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu) and
Emily Orlando (Fairfield University; eorlando@fairfield.edu).