Networked NY Q&A: Reed Gochberg

Our latest Networked NY Q&A is with Reed Gochberg, a doctoral student in English at Boston University. Reed studies late nineteenth-century American literature and culture and her research interests include American intellectual history and urban cultural history....

Social Networks, 19th-century novels, Gossip Girl

Wednesday night, when the new NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway) kicks off its inaugural programming season by featuring our Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York, Brooklyn-based writer Caleb Crain will be reading from his piece on the literature of...

Wharton resources on PWHNY

Our students, who are wrapping up their reading of Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence even as I type, may find some past PWHNY entries useful. Last year, Cyrus offered a general intro to the novel and later

xoxo — Edith

I’m sure some of our students are wondering if I saw tonight’s Gossip Girl/Age of Innocence crossover, and the answer’s yes. (Of course it is! Didn’t I already make my obsessions clear enough early in the semester?) I hope none of our students...

New York Film: The Age of Innocence (1993)

This is the second Scorsese film we’ve shown to our class this semester. The first was Gangs of New York, also starring recent Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, though in a very different role — or is it? In a way, as different as these films seem, they share...