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Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 9B, ACC

Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle

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Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society. Presiding: Emily J. Orlando, Fairfield Univ.

Speakers: Eric Aronoff, Michigan State Univ.; Shannon Brennan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Myrto Drizou, Valdosta State Univ.; Meredith Lynn Goldsmith, Ursinus Coll.; Madeleine Vala, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

In discussing Wharton’s relation to the fin de siècle, the speakers address such topics as Wharton’s engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and naturalism, the New Woman, degeneration, hysteria, and other fin de siècle writers.

For abstracts, visit https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com after 15 Dec.

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