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The New Edith Wharton Studies

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Part of Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions

Jennifer Haytock, Laura Rattray, Paul Ohler, Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Sarah Whitehead, Myrto Drizou, Virginia Ricard, Donna Campbell, Jennifer Travis, Shannon Brennan, Gary Totten, Linda Wagner-Martin, Melanie Dawson, Meredith Goldsmith
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  • Date Published: January 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108422697

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  • The New Edith Wharton Studies uncovers new evidence and presents new ideas that invite us to reconsider our understanding of one of America's most highly acclaimed, versatile, and prolific writers. The volume addresses themes that have previously been missed or underdeveloped, and examines areas where previous scholarship does not take account of key, contemporary issues: Wharton and ecocriticism, Wharton and queer studies, Wharton and animal studies, Wharton and whiteness, and Wharton and contemporary psychology. Essays explore Wharton's treatment of the poor in her emerging career, the ways in which French thinkers helped her envision community, the importance of Greece to Wharton, her transnationalism, the ongoing revelations of the author's archives, and new perspectives on her agency in the literary marketplace. It addresses key themes and examines contemporary issues, while reassessing Edith Wharton's life and career.

    • Presents new ideas that invite readers to reconsider our understanding of Edith Wharton
    • Examines fields of enquiry that did not exist a decade ago, such as Wharton and ecocriticism, Wharton and queer studies, and Wharton and animal studies
    • Addresses themes in Wharton scholarship that have been missed or underdeveloped
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108422697
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 161 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray
    Part I. Self and Composition:
    2. Creative process and literary form in Edith Wharton's archive Paul Ohler
    3. Wharton's letters: glimpses of the whole Edith Wharton Julie Olin-Ammentorp
    4. Edith Wharton and the business of the magazine short story Sarah Whitehead
    Part II. International Wharton:
    5. Edith Wharton's odyssey Myrto Drizou
    6. Edith Wharton's French engagement Virginia Ricard
    7. Edith Wharton and transnationalism Donna Campbell
    Part III. Wharton on the Margins:
    8. Edith Wharton's unprivileged lives Laura Rattray
    9. Wharton, insurance culture, and pain management Jennifer Travis
    10. Edith Wharton's humanimal pity Shannon Brennan
    11. Edith Wharton and the writing of whiteness Jennifer Haytock
    Part IV. Sex and Gender Revisited:
    12. Women, art, and the natural world in Edith Wharton's works Gary Totten
    13. Wharton and the romance plot Linda Wagner-Martin
    14. Masculine modernity: fathers, sons, and generational absolution in Wharton's fiction Melanie Dawson
    15. Wharton's wayward girls Meredith Goldsmith.

  • Editors

    Jennifer Haytock, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
    Jennifer Haytock is the author of At Home, At War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature (2003), Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism (2008), The Middle Class in the Great Depression: Popular Women's Novels in the 1930s (2013), and The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature (2018).

    Laura Rattray, University of Glasgow
    Laura Rattray is Reader in American Literature and Director of the Centre of American Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her work on Wharton includes Edith Wharton in Context (Cambridge, 2012), The Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton (2009) and the Oxford World Classics edition of Summer (2015).


    Jennifer Haytock, Laura Rattray, Paul Ohler, Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Sarah Whitehead, Myrto Drizou, Virginia Ricard, Donna Campbell, Jennifer Travis, Shannon Brennan, Gary Totten, Linda Wagner-Martin, Melanie Dawson, Meredith Goldsmith

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