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CFP: Harriet Beecher Stowe Society at ALA 2015 (Deadline: 1.5.15)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Call for Papers
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 27-30, 2015
Boston, MA

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society will sponsor to two sessions at the upcoming ALA in Boston, MA:

Stowe’s “Friendships”

Harriet Beecher Stowe once stated famously that “Friendships are discovered rather than made; there are people who are in their own nature friends, only they don’t know each other: but certain things like poetry, music, and paintings are like the Freemason’s sign—they reveal the initiated to each other.” The Stowe Society invites papers that reveal these underlying “friendships” in Stowe’s own writing: in what ways was Stowe influenced by other likeminded writers, and in what ways did she influence them? As literary scholars, what “signs” can we read to indicate Stowe’s relationship with other writers both in her day and beyond?

Please email abstracts of 250-300 word proposals to LuElla D’Amico at ldamico@whitworth.edu by January 5, 2015. Presenters must be members of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. Information about how to join the society can be found here:

http://www.stowesociety.org/join.html

Teaching Stowe Roundtable

The Stowe Society also invites participants for a roundtable on teaching Stowe. We welcome any and all perspectives, but we are especially interested in discussions about ways of integrating undergraduate research and/or digital media in the teaching of Stowe, as well as how Stowe can be taught in conjunction with other nineteenth-century authors. Please send 250-300 word proposals to Marlowe Daly-Galeano at hmdalygaleano@lcsc.edu by January 5, 2015. Presenters must be members of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.

Information about how to join the society can be found here:

http://www.stowesociety.org/join.html

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