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Art, History & Politics, Literature

One Long Vision of Beauty

Italy and Aesthetics in Edith Wharton

March 6, 2019
5:30 pm

A lecture by
Dr. Emily J. Orlando, Fairfield University

Presented by Friends of FAI

Emily Orlando is Professor of English and the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair of Humanities at Fairfield University, where she has taught since 2007.  She is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts as well as articles published in the following peer-reviewed journals and essay collections: American Literary Realism (1870-1910); Twentieth-Century Literature; Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal; Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914; Studies in American Naturalism; New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse; Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture;  Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment; and Edith Wharton in Context.  With Meredith Goldsmith, Orlando is co-editor of the peer-reviewed book Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (2016).  She is currently editing Volume 6 of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens for Oxford University Press.  

From 2015 to 2017 Dr. Orlando was President of the Edith Wharton Society.  Prior to that, she served two consecutive years as Vice President and two as Secretary of the EWS.   Orlando served from 2013 to 2016 as Book Review Editor for the Edith Wharton Review.  Dr. Orlando is Immediate Past President of the Wharton Society and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review.