Monday, 29 December
433. WWWD? What Would Wharton Do? Edith Wharton and Politics
8:30–9:45 a.m., Golden Gate 3, Hilton
Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society
Presiding: Linda Costanzo Cahir, Kean Univ.
1. “The Original Compassionate Conservative: Edith Wharton’s Boots on the Ground,” Margaret P. Murray, Western Connecticut State Univ.
2. “Progressive-Era Concerns in Edith Wharton’s Early Ghost Stories,” Ann L. Patten, Univ. of Dublin
3. “The Human Condition: Edith Wharton and the Politics of Bare Life, Refugees, and Summer,” Karen Weingarten, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York