Harriet Beecher Stowe Panels at ALA and Graduate Student Award

deadline for submissions: 
December 14, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
contact email: 

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association to be held May 23-26, Boston, USA.

Panel 1:  Teaching Stowe in the 21st Century:  A Roundtable

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society invites proposals for innovative approaches to teaching Stowe.  We are especially interested in proposals that focus on engaging the current generation of college students to appreciate Stowe’s influence and literary acumen.  Service-learning, digital humanities projects, and experiential approaches to teaching Stowe are all welcome, as are considerations about how teaching Stowe might enhance the undergraduate curriculum whether students encounter her work in their required or elective coursework. 

Panel 2:  Stowe in Conversation

The Stowe Society invites proposals that consider Harriet Beecher Stowe’s texts in conversation with other writers.  While this may include writers in the nineteenth century, the society also welcomes proposals that compare Stowe’s works to more contemporary problems and authors. 

Email 250-word abstracts, along with a brief CV, to LuElla D’Amico at ldamico@uiwtx.edu by December 14, 2018.  Membership in the Stowe Society is required of presenters.  Please write either “Teaching Stowe at ALA” or “Stowe in Conversation at ALA” in the subject line.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Up and Coming Scholar Award--ALA

The Stowe Society would like to recognize graduate students who are currently working on scholarship on Harriet Beecher Stowe.  We are sponsoring an outstanding paper award of $100 that will help contribute to conference travel and that will guarantee a slot on one of our Stowe panels at ALA.  To submit a paper for the award, please send an essay of no more than eight pages to ldamico@uiwtx.edu by December 14, 2018.  Papers should not have your name or any identifying information on them, as they will be anonymously reviewed by Stowe Society members.  We will announce the awards in January on our website as well as via email.  We look forward to reading your submissions!