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Monday, 28 December

180. Edith Wharton and Cultural Tourism (and Business Meeting)

10:15–11:30 a.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Edith Wharton Society

Presiding: Sharon Shaloo, Massachusetts Center for the Book

1. “‘That Centralising Weight of Association and Habit’: The Value of Literary Landmarks in Edith Wharton’s Cultural Criticism,” Frederick Wegener, California State Univ., Long Beach

2. “Edith Wharton’s Cultural Tourism: Her Dialogue with Modernity, Travel Advice Literature, and Transnational Identity,” Jonathan Readey, Univ. of Virginia

3. “Touring That ‘Huge Voracious Fetish’ She Called Culture: Reading Wharton’s Complicated Signposts in The Custom of the Country,” Kimberly Marie Vanderlaan, Louisiana Tech Univ.

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