Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays

Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays

by Arielle Zibrak

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Overview

With The Age of Innocence, published in 1920, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has appeared on almost every “Best American Novels” list, has been adapted to film, television, and theatre multiple times, has inspired contemporary rewritings, and is regularly cited as a favorite text by present-day authors including Beth Nguyen, whose essay on reading The Age of Innocence as the teenage daughter of refugees appears in this volume. To mark 100 years since the book's first publication, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays brings together leading scholars to explore cutting-edge critical approaches to Wharton's most popular novel. Along the way this book revisits the novel through a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives-from theories of mind and affect to the digital humanities and media studies. The book also includes an introduction by editor Arielle Zibrak that connects the 1920 novel to the sociocultural climate of 2020.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350065567
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 701 KB

About the Author

Arielle Zibrak is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wyoming, USA.
Arielle Zibrak is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wyoming, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributor Biographies
Introduction: “Each Time You Happen to Me All Over Again”
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming
1. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, and American Individualism
Carol J. Singley, Rutgers University-Camden
2. Edith Wharton's Prose Spectacle in the Age of Cinema
Margaret A. Toth, Manhattan College
3. “You must tell me just what to do”: Action and Characterization in Wharton's The Age of Innocence”
Gabi Kirilloff, Texas Christian University
4. “Isn't That French?”: Edith Wharton Revisits the “International Theme”
Virginia Ricard, Bordeaux Montaigne University
5. Newland Archer's Doubled Consciousness: Wharton, Psychology, and Narrational Form
Shari Goldberg, Franklin&Marshall College
6. “Trying It On” Again as Affect: Rethinking Feeling in The Age of Innocence
Margaret Jay Jesse, University of Alabama at Birmingham
7. Innocence and Scandal in Edith Wharton's Old New York
Hildegard Hoeller, CUNY
8. The Age of Dissonance
Beth Nguyen, University of San Francisco
Notes
Critical Bibliography

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