CWEWh welcomes Robin Peel as editor of Volume 14, The Custom of the Country.
Robin Peel’s principal research interests have been the relationship between politics, culture and writing in the work of Sylvia Plath, Edith Wharton and Emily Dickinson. He has published monographs and essays on these subjects and organised international conferences and edited two essay collections on wider transatlantic themes. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth in the UK.
CWEWh welcomes Cynthia Davis as the Volume Editor for Volume 27, Life Writings.
Volume 27: Life Writings
Edited by Cynthia Davis
Cynthia J. Davis (PhD, Duke University) is a Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, where she specializes in U.S. literature and culture from the Civil War to World War II. Her essays have appeared in journals including American Literature, American Literary History, and Arizona Quarterly. In addition to both editing and contributing to essay collections, she has published three single-authored books. Her recent monograph, Pain and the Aesthetics of U.S. Literary Realism, contains a chapter on Edith Wharton and was published by Oxford University Press in January 2022. https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/english_language_and_literature/our_people/directory/davis_cynthia.php
CWEWh welcomes Paul Ohler as a new Associate Editor. He joins Carol Singley (General Editor) and Associate Editors Frederick Wegener and Donna Campbell.
Professor Ohler is the editor for Volume 2: Short Stories I: 1891-1903
Paul Ohler teaches in the Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is the author of Edith Wharton’s Evolutionary Conception: Darwinian Allegory in Her Major Novels (Routledge). His work has appeared in The Edith Wharton Review, English Studies in Canada, and America’s Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Literary Culture(U of Georgia Press). His most recent publications include an essay in The New Wharton Studies (Cambridge UP), an article on Wharton’s short stories in Studies in American Naturalism, and an essay in The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edith Wharton. He has given numerous talks on Wharton’s fiction at the American Literature Association Conference, the Modern Language Association convention, and other conferences, and he is a past editor of the Edith Wharton Review.
The Complete Works of Edith Wharton Welcomes Margaret Jay Jessee as Editor of Volume 8, The Valley of Decision.
Margaret Jay Jessee is Associate Professor of English and Director of English Undergraduate Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the author of Female Physicians in American Literature: Abortion in 19th-Century Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2022). Her work on Wharton has appeared in JML: Journal of Modern Literature, Critical Insights: Edith Wharton (edited by Myrto Drizou, Salem Press, 2017), and The Age of Innocence: New Centennial Essays (edited by Arielle Zibrak, Bloomsbury Press, 2019). She co-directed Edith Wharton’s New York conference with Margaret Toth in 2020. She is currently the secretary of the Edith Wharton Society and will begin her term as Vice President in January 2023.
CWEWh welcomes Julie Olin-Ammentorp as the Volume Editor for Volume 16, War Writings: Fiction.
Julie Olin-Ammentorp is a professor of English at Le Moyne College. She is the author of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) and of Edith Wharton’s Writings from the Great War (2004). In addition, she is the editor of a new edition of Wharton’s World War I novel A Son at the Front, forthcoming in 2023 in the Oxford World’s Classics series. She has published over twenty-five articles, including essays on Wharton, Cather, Henry James, and others. She is has served on the Board of Governors of the Willa Cather Foundation and is a past president of the Edith Wharton Society.