CFP: Wharton in Washington: A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society (Deadline 7.15.15)

The Edith Wharton Society

whartonpassportWharton in Washington:
A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society
June 2016 (specific dates TBA)

Conference web site: http://whartoninwashington2016.wordpress.com

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming Conference in Washington, DC. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton’s work. Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton’s texts, including the short fiction, poetry, plays, essays, travel writing, and other nonfiction, in addition to the novels.

While all topics are welcome, the location of the conference in the U. S. capital invites readings related to nationalism, cosmopolitanism, transatlanticism, seats of power, Americana, museum cultures in the 19th C, material cultures, and the work of preservation. Further, given the centennial years of World War I, papers offering new examinations of Wharton’s relationship to the war are particularly invited.

Proposals might also explore Wharton’s work in the context of such figures as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Adams…

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Test-yourself quiz on commonly confused words

Here’s a test-yourself quiz on commonly confused words: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/quiz/usage.htm

The results are private, not sent to me; it’s just for fun.  You can find more quizzes and crossword puzzles here:

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/quiz/index.html

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 8.33.23 AMHere are some other resources:

Oxford Dictionaries has a handy list: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/commonly-confused-words

Found on Twitter today: http://english-skills-success.blogspot.com/2014/01/commonly-confused-words-test.html?spref=tw

My retired colleague Professor Paul Brians has a site on Common Errors in English: http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

A test-yourself quiz on homonyms: http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/english/langan/sentence_skills/exercises/ch29/p4exr.htm