Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Web of Culture: A
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) and the
"Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture" project at the
University of Virginia announce a two-day conference, June
1-2, 2007, at the Wilde Auditorium, Gray Conference Center, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
conference will bring together nationally known scholars
from eight different academic fields - history, African
American studies, women's studies, children's literature,
art history, music history, drama and literature - to
explore the story of Stowe's story as a cultural
phenomenon. The presentations will address
the larger meanings of Uncle Tom's Cabin in many media and
over many periods of America's cultural history. This
multi-disciplinary approach will give the participants a
rare chance to reach past the boundaries of their fields,
and to share their expertise with a wide audience, which in
turn will have many chances to interact with the presenters.
Presenting scholars and their topics are:
Joan D. Hedrick, Trinity College, "Stowe's Life and Uncle
Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin, "History of
Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Book"
Mary Kelley, University of Michigan, "Uncle Tom's Cabin and
Patricia R. Hill, Wesleyan University, "Uncle Tom's Cabin
as a Religious Text"
Richard Yarborough, University of California, Los Angeles,
"African American Responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Jo-Ann Morgan, Coastal Carolina University, "Illustrating
Uncle Tom's Cabin"
John W. Frick, University of Virginia, "The Ante Bellum
Dramatizations of Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Deane L. Root, University of Pittsburgh, "The Songs of
Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Louise L. Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College, "The
'Tomitudes': The Novel in the Parlor"
Patricia A. Turner, University of California, Davis, "The
Violet J. Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
"Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Children's Book"
Stephen Railton, University of Virginia, "Uncle Tom's Cabin
To be placed on the email list for the conference, contact
Info@StoweCenter.org with full address, including email.
Reference UTC Symposium in subject line. Registration fee
will be $80 ($60 for students) for both days and $50 ($40
for students) for one day. On line registration and more
conference details will be available in the near future at
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