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Thursday, 29 December

502. Wharton, Science, and Technology

3:30–4:45 p.m., Park Tower Suite 8219, Marriott

Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society

Presiding: Laura Ruth Saltz, Colby Coll.

1. “Trains, Pains, and Scenes of Emotional Harm: Edith Wharton on the Railroad,” Jennifer Travis, Saint John’s Univ., NY

2. “Measuring ‘The Distance the World Has Travelled’: The Science of Technology and Time in The Age of Innocence,” Betsy Klimasmith, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston

3. “Technologies of Uplife: Race and Beauty in Twilight Sleep,” Gary Totten, North Dakota State Univ.

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