Broadview Press announces a new edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, edited by Christopher G. Diller, that includes Stowe’s European prefaces to the novel and a diverse range of primary materials.
A year ago the Stowe Center embarked on a renovation project of the library and archives vault, an underground storage facility built in 1973 that houses the Center’s extensive manuscript, print, photograph, broadside, poster and media collections. Funded by the National Endowment for Humanities and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the goal of this [...]
In 2007, the Stowe Center opened an extensive new resource to researchers: the Kirkham Collection of annotated Harriet Beecher Stowe letters. Generously donated by E. Bruce Kirkham, the Collection consists of copies of Stowe letters (1822-1886) gathered over many years from various collections, notebooks of Dr. Kirkham’s research, correspondence, clippings, microfilm, an electronic database of [...]
The Stowe Society has invited other women’s author societies to participate in a second Transatlantic Women conference to be held in Florence, Italy, in the summer of 2012 or 2013. The first conference, Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers in Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe, in July 2008, was co-sponsored with the Catharine Maria Sedgwick [...]
In 2011 the Stowe Society will join with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe’s two hundredth birthday. The year will mark the first time the Stowe Society and the Stowe Center have collaborated on programming. The year’s highlights will include a birthday celebration on 14 June 2011 at the Stowe Center [...]
[ October 24, 2009; 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. ] At the SSAWW conference in Philadelphia the Stowe Society, Margaret Fuller Society, and the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society will sponsor a box lunch on Saturday, 24 October, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Bromley/Claypool Room. The informal agenda will include discussion of collaborative activities among the three societies (and others), past and future. Stowe’s [...]
In June 2011, the Stowe Society will be hosting a conference at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to celebrate Stowe’s bicentennial. The conference will feature one or more keynote speakers, concurrent sessions that examine not only Stowe’s literary works and political activity, but also her literary influence throughout the nineteenth century and the role of [...]
Stowe in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates , Edited by Susan Belasco, University of Iowa Press (2009)
One of the first celebrity authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) became famous almost overnight when Uncle Tom’s Cabin—which sold more than 300,000 copies [...]
Call for Contributions: American Threads: Forms and Reform, North and South, Université Montpellier III (EA 741), France
Thematic and formal connections, or “threads”, run through American literature. Some have been acknowledged by the writers themselves, others have been identified by academia. The aim of this conference is to show that the link between a nineteenth-century novelist, [...]
[ October 23, 2009; 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. ] Beth Lueck proposed and will participate with Brigitte Bailey and Lucinda Damon-Bach on Conference Planning panel at the upcoming SSAWW Conference.