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Dr. Emily J. Orlando

Associate Professor of English
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Emily Orlando earned her B.A. at Saint Anselm College and her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland (2002).  As Assistant Professor of English at Tennessee State University from 2002 to 2007, she taught with the honors program and graduate program in English.  She is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts (Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2008), as well as articles that have appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals and books: American Literary Realism; New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse; Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture; Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment; and Edith Wharton in Context (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). Her teaching and research interests include 19th- and early 20th-century literature, Victorian culture, women's studies, African American literature, and the intersections between visual, literary, and popular culture.  As Visiting Assistant Professor at Fairfield fall 2007 through spring 2011 and presently Assistant Professor, she has taught courses in American literature, Victorian literature, transatlantic decadence, women's/gender studies, and the first-year writing sequence.  She is co-director of "Edith Wharton in Florence," the international conference of the Edith Wharton Society (Florence, Italy 6-8 June 2012) and Secretary for the Edith Wharton Society.