[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (7/1/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip J Kowalski/Wake Forest University

Essays are still needed for the proposed collection of essays commemorating the bicentennial of Stowe's birth in 2011. Essays that deal with the following works are especially needed: Pearl of Orr's Island, Agnes of Sorrento, Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Dred.

Since these essays will take a cultural studies approach, topics such as the following are also welcome:

--Uncle Tom's Cabin on stage and screen (the widespread popularity of the 19th c. drama; the silent film version; Judy Garland in Broadway Melody; the King and I)

--efforts at publishing her collected letters

--more recent biographical approaches post-Hedrick

--Stowe Facebook frenzy (distant relatives chiming in on the Stowe Center page)

--UTC and material culture (Topsy-Turvy dolls; the legacy of Little Eva, etc.)

--Stowe's role as editor of Our Young Folks and her promotion of 19th c. children's literature (a la Lydia Maria Child)

Please send a 1-2 pp. proposal as a Word attachment by July 1 to philip.j.kowalski@gmail.com.