CFP: Harriet Beecher Stowe Society panel at ALA (Deadline: 1.18.16)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

Call for Papers: ALA, May 26-29, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Stowean Legacies

2016 marks several anniversaries relevant to Harriet Beecher Stowe scholars, notably the 120th anniversary of Stowe’s death, the anniversary of the Collected Works, and even the twentieth anniversary of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.  To acknowledge these anniversaries, this panel seeks papers that explore legacies of Stowe’s life, publication, and work, as well as those that consider the evolution of Stowe scholarship and the author’s position in the canon and literary history, broadly conceived.

Possible topics might include:

Historical treatments of Stowe, her family, or her contemporaries
Canon-making and canonical revision
Publication history
Historical and contemporary responses to Stowe’s work
Stowe as literary influence
Stowe as social or political influence
Teaching Stowe in the 21st century
Issues of the Archive
Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s legacies
Adaptation and Appropriation
Stowe’s collaborators and protégés
Stowe and Religion
Stowe and Women
Anti-slavery narratives in film and other media
Critical approaches
Transatlantic conversations
Global conversations
Evolving constructions of gender, race, or nation

Please send 250-word abstracts to Marlowe Daly-Galeano at by January 18, 2016.