Monday, 28 December
180. Edith Wharton and Cultural Tourism (and Business Meeting)
10:15–11:30 a.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society
Presiding: Sharon Shaloo, Massachusetts Center for the Book
1. “‘That Centralising Weight of Association and Habit’: The Value of Literary Landmarks in Edith Wharton’s Cultural Criticism,” Frederick Wegener, California State Univ., Long Beach
2. “Edith Wharton’s Cultural Tourism: Her Dialogue with Modernity, Travel Advice Literature, and Transnational Identity,” Jonathan Readey, Univ. of Virginia
3. “Touring That ‘Huge Voracious Fetish’ She Called Culture: Reading Wharton’s Complicated Signposts in The Custom of the Country,” Kimberly Marie Vanderlaan, Louisiana Tech Univ.