Collection of Essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Call for Papers Date:
Editor seeks 3 15-20 page manuscripts on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s writing and its relation to 19th century American literature and law. Essays will correlate laws such as the Fugitive Slave Laws with race gender, and economics (either separately or combined). The ideal abstract will examine one or more of the following: correlate how dialogues between characters in Stowe’s work demonstrate a relation to law, how Stowe used her work to trigger public opinion to change oppressive laws, and how her works tie in with other abolitionists writing. I would like the essays to focus on how Stowe's work deals with the law (i.e.: how it represents the law, how it comments on the law, how it helped shape public opinion to change the law during the 1850s, how the way that Stowe's characters communicate with one another demonstrate how public opinion was shifting against, how Stowe used fiction as a medium to allude to the law in the US during the 1850s and how she intended to use formal techniques like allusion). The volume is intended for both professional scholars and graduate students. The ideal contributor will have advanced studies in literature. Please forward a 250 word abstract and resume to email@example.com. Essays will follow MLA guidelines and include full endnotes Please add a short list of further readings. The University Press of New England has expressed an interest in this book project. Only accepted abstracts will receive a reply. Compensation will be announced once a publisher is found. Deadline is set for April 21, 2009.
Gerardo Del Guercio.
Montreal, QC, CA.
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