Victorian Tea [SOLD OUT] November 4, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Emily J. Orlando, photo courtesy of Neil Swanson.
John Singer Sargent, The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant, 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk entitled, Edith Wharton: Women, High Society, and Art, 1870-1920, by Dr. Emily J. Orlando, a leading expert on renowned author Edith Wharton.

Dr. Orlando is the author of, Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts, and co-editor with Meredith Goldsmith of the peer-reviewed book, Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (2016).  Dr. Orlando 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, served from 2013 to 2016 as Book Review Editor for the Edith Wharton Review, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review.

Dr. Orlando is Professor of English at Fairfield University and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and essay collections including, American Literary Realism (1870-1910); Twentieth-Century Literature; Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal; Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914New 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 ContextFor her achievements in teaching and research, Dr. Orlando was recently appointed the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair of the Humanities at Fairfield University.

The program will include a hat contest, a silent auction, and a formal traditional English tea, catered by Julyen’s Table, for anyone looking to escape everyday life surrounded by the timeless splendor of this iconic National Historic Landmark.

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