CWEWh Welcomes Emily Orlando, Editor of Volume 6: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens


orlandoCWEWh Welcomes Emily Orlando, Editor of Volume 6: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens. Emily Orlando earned her B.A. in English and French at Saint Anselm College and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Maryland (2002).   She is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts (Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2008), as well as articles that have appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals and books: American Literary Realism (1870-1910); New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse; Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture; Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal; Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment; and Edith Wharton in Context. In Spring 2015 her article “Irreverent Intimacy: Nella Larsen’s Revisions of Edith Wharton” will appear in Twentieth-Century Literature. Orlando’s essay titled “Edith Wharton and the New Narcissism” is forthcoming from Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal.   She served as co-director of “Edith Wharton in Florence,” the international conference of the Edith Wharton Society (Florence, Italy 6-8 June 2012).  Orlando currently serves as President of the Edith Wharton Society (EWS) and Book Review Editor for The Edith Wharton Review.  With Immediate Past President of the EWS Meredith Goldsmith, Orlando is co-editing a book drawn from the Florence conference titled Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (currently under review).  From Fall 2013 through Fall 2014 she served as Co-Director for the Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. As part of the January 2014 celebration of Edith Wharton’s birthday, she gave a talk at The Mount (Wharton’s Lenox, Massachusetts home) titled “Fifty Shades of Lily: Wharton, Art, and Popular Culture.”

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