Carol Singley, General Editor of the Complete Works of Edith Wharton

Volume 12: Ethan Frome

Carol J. Singley (Ph.D. Brown University, M.A., B.A. Pennsylvania State University) is a Professor of English and a Fellow at the Center for Children and Childhood Studies. She directs the Undergraduate Liberal Studies Program and co-directs the American Studies Program, which includes an option for interdisciplinary studies of Walt Whitman. She serves on the board of the Walt Whitman Association, which helps to support historic preservation, education, and tourism at Whitman’s home in Camden. She formerly directed the Women’s Studies Program. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the American Antiquarian Association, and the Center for Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture.

A scholar of Edith Wharton, Carol Singley is author of a book about religion in Wharton’s fiction, Edith Wharton: Matters of Mind and Spirit (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and editor of three volumes on Wharton: a New Riverside Edition of The Age of Innocence (2001), the Oxford Historical Guide to Edith Wharton (Oxford University Press, 2003) and The House of Mirth Casebook (Oxford University Press, 2003). She is past president of the Edith Wharton Society. Currently she is examining constructions of childhood in American literature.

wegener-1-300x225Frederick Wegener, Associate Editor of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton

Volume  5: Critical Writings
Volume 25: The Writing of Fiction

Frederick Wegener is a professor of English at California State University, Long Beach, and a scholar principally of American literature between 1865 and 1940. He served previously on the faculty of Boston University, Brandeis University, and Fordham University. His scholarship on Wharton includes Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings (Princeton University Press, 1996; paperback reprint, 1999), which he edited, annotated, and introduced, and numerous articles: “Edith Wharton and the Difficult Writing of The Writing of Fiction” (1995), “Form, ‘Selection,’ and Ideology in Edith Wharton’s Anti-Modernist Aesthetic” (1997), “Edith Wharton on French Colonial Charities for Women” (1998), “‘Rabid Imperialist’: Edith Wharton and the Obligations of Empire in Modern American Fiction” (2000), “Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, and the Divided Heritage of American Literary Feminism” (2000), and “Edith Wharton and Ronald Simmons: Documenting a Pivotal Wartime Friendship” (2002). He has also produced the Penguin Classics edition of Sarah Orne Jewett’s novel A Country Doctor as well as articles on Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles W. Chesnutt, and others. He has served multiple terms as an at-large member of the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review. He is associate editor of the thirty-volume The Complete Works of Edith Wharton (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

darkphoto3Donna M. Campbell, Associate Editor of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton

Volume 10: The House of Mirth

Donna Campbell is professor of English at Washington State University, where she has recently held the Buchanan Distinguished Associate Professorship (2007-2010). Her work has focused on Wharton’s relationships to her American contemporaries and to American naturalism. Recent publications include “Edith Wharton and Naturalism,” in Edith Wharton in Context (Cambridge UP, 2012), “Edith Wharton Meets Aquaman: The Glimpses of the Moon and Imperiled Male Culture in Entourage” (Journal of Popular Culture, 2012), and “The Next 150 Years: Wharton Goes Digital” in the Edith Wharton Review, a version of the keynote address she gave at the Edith Wharton in Florence conference in June 2012. In 2011 she received an Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship for “Cinema, Technology, and Modern Visual Culture in the Fiction of Edith Wharton.”  She has been creating digital projects, including designing web sites for The Edith Wharton Society and her American literature sites since 1997. She has worked with MERLOT, the NINES project, and other online projects, and in 2011, 2015, and 2017 she participated in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Her second book, which includes several sections on Wharton, is Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writing (University of Georgia Press, 2016).

cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pmVolume 1: Poems


Vol. 2: Short Stories I: 1891-1903  
Edited by Paul Ohler

Paul Ohler  earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of British Columbia. His publications include Edith Wharton’s ‘Evolutionary Conception:’ Darwinian Allegory in Her Major Novels (Routledge, 2006), as well as articles in English Studies in Canada, Edith Wharton Review, and America’s Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Literary Culture (U of Georgia Press, 2014). He is co-associate editor with Sharon Kim of the Edith Wharton Review and serves as Vice-President of the Edith Wharton Society. He teaches 19th and 20th century American literature at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  

Vol. 3: Short Stories II: 1904-1914

Edited by Stephen Arch

Vol. 4: Short Stories III: 1915-1937cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pm
Edited by Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Volume 6: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens

Edited by Francis Morrone

DSC_6712-2 Rita Bode_1Volume 7: Novellas
Edited by Rita Bode

Rita Bode (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is a professor of English Literature at Trent University, Canada. Her work on Wharton focuses on Wharton in the transatlantic context of Victorian and early 20th century British writers, such as George Eliot and Joseph Conrad. Recent work on Wharton includes “Wharton’s Italian Women: ‘My Beloved Romola’” in Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, co-edited by Meredith L. Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando (2016). Her interest in Wharton reflects her broader research on the transnational relations and connections among women writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Articles on the epistolary and literary relationship between George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe appear in Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World (U of New Hampshire P, 2017) and Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain (U of New Hampshire P, 2012). She has co-edited two volumes of essays on popular Canadian writer, L. M. Montgomery, a contemporary of Wharton’s: L. M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018) and L. M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911-42 (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2015).

cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pmVolume 8: The Valley of Decision (1902)

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 12.11.42 PMVolume 9: Travel Writings
Edited by Gary Totten

Gary Totten is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. He is the author of African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow(2015), coeditor of Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing (2015), and editor of Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture (2007). His articles on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century US literature, multi-ethnic literature, and travel writing have appeared in African American Review, American Indian Quarterly, American Literary Realism, MELUS, Studies in Travel Writing, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among other journals and essay collections. (Credit: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)


Volume 11: The Fruit of the Tree (1907)
Edited by Katherine Joslin

Katherine Joslin is a professor in the Department of English at Western Michigan University. Her books include Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion in the Becoming Modern Series (University Press of New England, 2009);  Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life (Illinois, 2004; paperback 2009), a literary biography that places the social settlement founder and Nobel Peace Prize laureate in the company of American writers; and Edith Wharton in the Women Writers Series (Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 1991; paperback 1994), a part of the resurgence in Wharton studies (Joslin is a founding member of the Edith Wharton Society). She co-edited Wretched Exotic: Essays on Wharton in Europe (Peter Lang 1993; paperback 1996), a selection of essays from a conference she directed in Paris; and American Feminism (Routledge, 2003), a four-volume collection of source documents from 1848 to 1920. (Photo credit: Western Michigan University)

cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pmVolume 13: The Reef (1912)

Edited by Alicia Mischa Renfroe

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 12.27.18 PM.png

Volume 14: The Custom of the Country (1913)
Edited by Robin Peel

Robin Peel’s most recent research interests have been the relationship between politics and writing in the work of Sylvia Plath, Edith Wharton and Emily Dickinson. As part of this research he has spent time as a visiting scholar at Smith College, Massachusetts and at Harvard University. In recent years he has been awarded an Everett Helm research fellowship at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, and a Modern Literature research fellowship at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University. He has also carried out research into the Wharton papers held at the Beinecke Library, the Houghton Library at Harvard University and at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in the University of Texas at Austin. He was a featured speaker at the Sylvia Plath Symposium held at Indiana University in 2002 and at the Oxford University symposium held in 2007. In 2008 he was funded by the British Academy to complete the research on Emily Dickinson by spending some time as a visiting scholar at Amherst College, Massachusetts. He is currently the Principal Investigator for a two year AHRC funded interdisciplinary research network project ‘Separateness and Kinship: Transatlantic Exchanges between New England and Britain 1600-1900’ and organised the successful international conference held at the University of Plymouth in July 2010. (Credit: University of Plymouth)

cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pmVolume 15: War Writings: Nonfiction
Edited by Alan Price

Julie Olin-Ammentorp_

Volume 16: War Writings: Fiction
Edited by Julie Olin-Ammentorp

A graduate of Middlebury College (A.B.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D.), Julie Olin-Ammentorp is the author of Edith Wharton’s Writings from the Great War (2004) and of numerous articles on Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Henry James. Her current project is Edith Wharton and Willa Cather: Intersections. She is a past president of the Edith Wharton Society and a member of the Board of Governors of the Willa Cather Foundation. She teaches a wide range of topics in American literature. (Credit: LeMoyne University)


Volume 17: Summer (1917)
Edited by Monika Elbert

Monika Elbert is Professor of English, a University Distinguished Scholar, and former Editor of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. She specializes in 19th-century women writers; American Romanticism, 19th-century American children’s literature; American Gothic. Her recent books include: Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Routledge, 2014, co-edited and co-intro, and  essay on narratives of disability included); Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century (Ashgate,2013, co-ed. and co-intro.,and essay on Gothic Catholicism and American women writers included); Enterprising Youth: Social Values and Acculturation in 19th Century American Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2008, ed., intro. and essay on Alcott included); and Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in 19th-Century American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, co-ed. and co-intro., and essay on Hawthorne, food, and nationalism included). Recent work includes essays on Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, Emerson, Alcott, and Julia Ward Howe. Her books in progress or under contract include Hawthorne in Context (Cambridge UP), American Naturalist Gothic (U of Alabama P), and transatlantic views of the hotel in 19th-century life and literature. (Credit: Montclair State University)

SusanTomlinsonVolume 19: The Glimpses of the Moon (1922)
Edited by Susan Tomlinson

Susan Tomlinson is the editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Oxford University Press Complete Works of Edith Wharton, for which she is editing the first scholarly edition of Wharton’s novel The Glimpses of the Moon. Professor Tomlinson has published articles, book chapters, and reviews in Legacy, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of HistoryResources for American Literary Study; Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s (ed. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith); and Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies (ed. Timothy Soto); and The New Edith Wharton Studies (ed. Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray; Cambridge UP, forthcoming). (Credit: U Massachusetts Boston).

Hildegard-Hoeller-cropVolume 20: Old New York
Edited by Hildegard Hoeller

Hildegard Hoeller is Professor of English with an appointment in English and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her academic and teaching interests are 19th and 20th Century American literature, with an emphasis on women writers and African-American writers. She specializes in fiction, and she is particularly interested in the sentimental tradition and in the connections between fiction and economic thinking. (Credit: CUNY Graduate Center)

cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pmVolume 22: The Mother’s Recompense (1925)
Edited by Melanie Dawson

limingVolume 23: Twilight Sleep (1927)
Edited by Sheila Liming

Volume 24: The Children (1928)cropped-screen-shot-2017-07-27-at-9-37-50-pm
Edited by Jennifer Haytock

Volume 25: Hudson River Bracketed (1929)

blairphotoVolume 26: The Gods Arrive (1932)
Edited by Amy Blair

Amy L. Blair is an associate professor of English at Marquette University and is co-editor, with James Machor, of the journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the official journal of the Reception Study Society. Dr. Blair’s 2012 book Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States, was published by Temple University Press under the auspices of the Andrew Mellon Foundation-funded American Literatures Initiative. Reading Up investigates, through the lens of a reading advice column that ran for the decade between 1902 and 1912 in the Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, the way readerly desires for social, cultural, and financial capital affected readers’ reception of the canonical works of American literary realism and the less-celebrated, genteel literary bestselling fiction of the day. Dr. Blair’s work in progress, Tasting and Testing Books, studies Emily Newell Blair’s reading advice in Good Housekeeping magazine during the 1920s and 1930s in the frame of the magazine’s“money-back guarantee” mindset. Dr. Blair has also been named volume editor for The Gods Arrive in The Complete Works of Edith Wharton, to be published by Oxford University Press.

davis_cynthiaVolume 27: Life Writings
Edited by Cynthia Davis

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 4.28.42 PMVolume 28: The Buccaneers
Edited by Maureen Montgomery


Volume 29: Translations and Adaptations
Edited by Gianfranca Balestra, Virginia Ricard, and Hildegard Hoeller

Volume 30: Unpublished Fiction and Plays
Edited by Donna M. Campbell and Carol Singley