MemberJana Tigchelaar

…: Gifts, Community, and Regionalism in the Christmas Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman.” Legacy: A Journal of American Woman Writers 32.1 (December 2014): 236-57. “Empathy or Expectation of Return: Relationships, Gifts, and Economy in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 13-20.Book Chapters“The Modernist Aesthetic and the Immigrant: Anzia Yezierska’s Communities of Countrymen.” Community Boundaries and Border Crossings: Critical Essays on Ethnic Women …

Assistant Professor of English at Marshall University, teaching early and nineteenth-century American literature, women writers, and regional literature.

MemberTravis M. Foster

…014): 462-483.

“Grotesque Sympathy: Lydia Maria Child, White Reform, and the Embodiment of Urban Space.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 56.1 (2010): 1-32.

“Ascendant Obtuseness and Aesthetic Perception in The House of Mirth.” The Edith Wharton Review 23.1 (2007): 1-8. (2007 Edith Wharton Essay Prize Winner.)

“Matthiessen’s Public Privates: Homosexual Expression and the Aesthetics of Sexual Inversion.” American Literature 78.3 (2006): 235-62.


Book Chapters

MemberJennie Ann Kassanoff

… forthcoming from The Henry James Review; “Pregnant Chad: Gender, Race, and the Ballot,” American Literature 87 (Sept. 2015): 575-602“Gilt Stricken:  The Interdependencies of the Gilded Age,” American Literary History 25 (Fall 2013): 660-671.Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race. Cambridge University Press, 2004….

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature

MemberYair Solan

…Modernism/modernity 25.1 (2018): 161-184.

“Housebreakers and Peeping Toms: Voyeurism in John Cheever’s Early Suburban Stories.” Journal of the Short Story in English 66 (2016): 303-321.

“‘Striking Stereopticon Views’: Edith Wharton’s ‘Bunner Sisters’ and Nineteenth-Century Magic Lantern Entertainment.” Studies in American Naturalism 7.2 (2012): 135-150.
Winner, Robert H. Elias Essay Prize.

“Modernism, Media, and the Virtual.&#…

I recently received a Ph.D. in English with doctoral certificates in American Studies and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and currently teach at Queens College, CUNY. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, and the interrelations of literary and technological culture. My articles have been published in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At present, I am working on a book project that examines U.S. writers’ critical engagement with the screen from pre-cinematic media to early motion pictures.

DepositWilliam Wharton – szkic do portretu

The article presents biography and an outline of literary work of the American novelist and painter Albert du Aime (William Wharton). The text includes the writer’s biography with a special stress on the biographical material included in the novels. Further part of the article presents basic assumptions of Wharton’s work, enumerates recurrent motives and proposes a division of his literary output. Writer’s opinions concerning society and ethics are presented in closer detail. The article end in an analysis of the writer’s position on the literary market both in Poland and abroad. The original text is supplemented with a Bibliography of William Wharton (In Polish).

MemberJames Dorson

…n Rereading the Machine in the Garden: Nature and Technology in American Culture. Eds. Eric Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-Schröder, and Florian Sedlmeier. Frankfurt-on-Main: Campus, 2014: 211-30.

“Intimate Exchanges: Work, Affect, and Exploitation in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.”American Studies in Scandinavia46.1 (2014): 55-68.
“The Aesthetics of Mastery: American Literary Naturalism and the Cultural Foundations of Bureaucracy.” CAS Studies Working Paper Series 1 (2013), Center …

Assistant Professor of Literature at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. I’m currently working on a book about naturalist fiction and economic narratives titled Organizing Forms: American Literary Naturalism and the Spirits of Capitalism. My first monograph, Counternarrative Possibilities: Virgin Land, Homeland, and Cormac McCarthy’s Westerns, was published in 2016 by Campus. I’m the coeditor of two special journal issues, “Data Fiction: Naturalism, Narratives, and Numbers” (Studies in American Naturalism, 2017) and “Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds” (European Journal of American Studies, 2017), as well as a book forthcoming with WINTER in 2018 titled Fictions of Management: Efficiency and Control in American Literature and Culture.