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Dr. Emily J. Orlando

Associate Professor of English
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 113
p: x3304
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Essay Collection (peer-reviewed)

  • Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, co-edited with Meredith L. Goldsmith (U Press of Florida 2016)

Book (peer-reviewed):

  • Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts.  The University of Alabama Press: Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism (2007).  Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award (2008).  

    Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • “The ‘Queer Shadow’ of Ogden Codman in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Studies in American Naturalism, Winter 2017.
  • “‘Perilous Coquetry’: Oscar Wilde’s Influence on Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman.”  American Literary Realism (1870-1910), Fall 2017.
  • “Passionate Love-Letters to a Dead Girl: Elizabeth Siddall in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Victoriographies (University of Edinburgh Press). 2017.

  • “Introduction: Edith Wharton, A Citizen of the World,” Meredith L. Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando. Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism.  2016.
  • “Edith Wharton and the New Narcissism,” Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal.  Fall 2015.

  • “Irreverent Intimacy: Nella Larsen’s Revisions of Edith Wharton,” Twentieth-Century Literature. Spring 2015.

  • "Visual Art," Edith Wharton in Context, Ed. Laura Rattray (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). 

  • "Crude Ascending the Staircase: Undine Spragg and the Armory Show," Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment, Ed. Laura Rattray (London: Pickering and Chatto). 2010.

  • "'That I May Not Faint, or Die, or Swoon': Reviving Pre-Raphaelite Women." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 2009.

  • "Picturing Lily: Body Art in The House of Mirth," Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture, Ed. Gary Totten (U of Alabama Press, 2007).

  • "'Feminine Calibans' and 'Dark Madonnas of the Grave': The Imaging of Black Women in the New Negro Renaissance," New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse, Ed. Australia Tarver and Paula Barnes (Farleigh Dickinson U Press, 2006).

  • "Rereading Wharton's 'Poor Archer': A Mr. 'Might-have-been' in The Age of Innocence," American Literary Realism (1870-1910). 1998.

    Scholarly Works in Progress:

  • Volume Editor and Author of Scholarly Introduction, Volume 6: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens, for The Complete Works of Edith Wharton.  Oxford University Press.

    Book Reviews:

  •  Myrto Drizou, Editor, Edith Wharton: Critical Insights (Salem Press, 2017), forthcoming, Edith Wharton Review.

  • Irene Goldman-Price, My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann (Yale UP, 2012).  American Book Review.  Volume 35, No. 1, November/December 2013.

  • Katherine Joslin, Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion (University Press of New England, 2009).  Nineteenth-Century Literature.  Vol. 66, No. 2, September 2011: 272-275. 

  • Jill M. Kress, The Figure of Consciousness: William James, Henry James, and Edith Wharton (Routledge, 2002). Modern Fiction Studies (MFS). Vol. 50, No. 3. Fall 2004: 744-746.

    Other Publications:

  • "Beauty Enshrined in Edith Wharton's Fiction," Field Notes: A Publication of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College, Fall 2008.

  • Contributor, The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, Edited by Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips (Greenwood Press, 2001). ("An Old-Fashioned Girl," "Jo March," and "Transcendentalism.")

    Public Scholarship:

    Orlando, Emily J.  “Emily Dickinson’s Unquiet Passion: A Literature Professor’s Take on Terence Davies’ Film.”  Amherst Bulletin and Daily Hampshire Gazette, July 13, 2017. (click here)


    Orlando, Emily J.  “Let’s Talk About That Phrase: Verbally ‘Raping’ a ‘Feminist.’” ThinkSpace: Official Blog of Fairfield University, March 31, 2016. (click here)


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