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.
For copies of abstracts, visit www.edithwhartonsociety.org.