Fairfield University professor/author to discuss Edith Wharton, women and art at Fairfield University Bookstore


Image: Emily Orlando bookFairfield University professor and author Emily Orlando, Ph.D., will discuss her work and give a talk titled "Women, Art and Edith Wharton" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The talk is free and open to the public. It is presented by the University's Learning for a Lifetime Program and the Department of English.

Dr. Orlando, assistant professor of English, is the author of "Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts," a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2008. She has also written articles for peer-reviewed journals and books, including "American Literary Realism," "Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal," "New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse" and "Edith Wharton in Context." 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.

She holds a B.A. from Saint Anselm College and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. She was co-director of Edith Wharton in Florence, the 2012 international conference of the Edith Wharton Society, of which she is vice president.

For more information on this event, contact Elizabeth Hastings, ehastings@fairfield.edu or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 26, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 203