[UPDATE] Harriet Beecher Stowe Bicentennial Essay Collection (7/1/2010)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.