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Dr. Emily J. Orlando

Associate Professor of English
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Emily Orlando is Professor of English and the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair of Humanities at Fairfield University, where she has taught since 2007.  She is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts as well as articles published in the following peer-reviewed journals and essay collections: American Literary Realism (1870-1910); Twentieth-Century Literature; Women's Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal; Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914; Studies in American NaturalismNew Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse; Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture;  Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment; and Edith Wharton in Context.  With Meredith Goldsmith, Orlando is co-editor of the peer-reviewed book Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (2016).  She is currently editing Volume 6 of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens for Oxford University Press.  

From 2015 to 2017 Dr. Orlando was President of the Edith Wharton Society.  Prior to that, she served two consecutive years as Vice President and two as Secretary of the EWS.   Orlando served from 2013 to 2016 as Book Review Editor for the Edith Wharton Review.  Dr. Orlando is Immediate Past President of the Wharton Society and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review

For AY 2016-2017 Dr. Orlando served as the Director of the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at Fairfield University.  From Fall 2013 through Spring 2016 she served as a Co-Director of the WGSS Program.  From Fall 2015 through Spring 2017 Dr. Orlando served as the Faculty Advisor for Fairfield’s Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and Coordinator of English Awards Night.  Since Spring 2018 she has served as Director of Internships for the English Department.

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