The 2016-2017 Edith Wharton Society Awards

Dr. Emily Orlando speaking at The Mount in 2014.
Dr. Emily Orlando speaking at The Mount in 2014.

Dear Friends of Edith Wharton and The Mount,

I am very pleased to share the call for submissions for the 2016-2017 Edith Wharton Society Awards.  Here are the details on the Prize for a Beginning Scholar, the Undergraduate Essay Prize, and the Award for Archival Research. A special word of thanks is due to the distinguished scholars who graciously served the EWS as judges last year: Drs. Laura Rattray, Paul Ohler, Donna Campbell, and Hildegard Hoeller. Please share and encourage students and colleagues to submit their work for consideration.

As a fan of Edith Wharton’s we hope you will consider a membership to the Edith Wharton Society. Membership has many benefits, not the least of which is receiving the peer-reviewed journal, The Edith Wharton Review. The journal is now published by Penn State University Press, edited by Meredith Goldsmith with Associate Editors Sharon Kim and Paul Ohler, and is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. Please bookmark the Wharton Society website and click here for information on the Edith Wharton Society conference in Washington, DC in June 2016.

Being a member of the Edith Wharton Society is one meaningful way in which you can sustain the good work of the Society and help keep Edith Wharton’s legacy alive. Thank you for your consideration.

All good wishes,

Emily Orlando

Emily J. Orlando, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
President, The Edith Wharton Society
Book Review Editor, The Edith Wharton Review Fairfield University Fairfield, CT 06824 USA