Melissa J. Homestead and Ashley Reed to edit The Minister’s Wooing

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Melissa J. Homestead and Ashley Reed to edit The Minister’s Wooing for volume 10, Novels.

Homestead is Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has published widely on American women’s writing and authorship from the late 1700s through the early 1900s.  She is the author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and the co-editor of Clarence; or, a Tale of Our Times (1830) by Catharine Maria Sedgwick. (Broadview, 2011); Willa Cather and Modern Cultures. Cather Studies 9 (University of Nebraska Press, 2011) and E.D.E.N. Southworth: Recovering a Nineteenth-Century Popular Novelist (University of Tennessee Press, 2012).  Her most recent book is The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2021).  She serves as Director of the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Project Director of a Digital Edition of Every Week Magazine (1915-1918), and is the Associate Editor of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather: A Digital Edition.

Ashley Reed is Associate Professor of English and affiliate faculty in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. She is the author of Heaven’s Interpreters: Women Writers and Religious Agency in Nineteenth-Century America (Cornell University Press, 2020) and has published articles in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century AmericanistsESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and CultureReligion Compass, and Digital Humanities Quarterly

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Stowe Bibliography, Version 1.01

Designed for the Volume Editors of the Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe and interested scholars, this new bibliography, by General Editor Susan Belasco, is a listing of the first appearances of Stowe’s fiction and non-fiction articles, sketches, stories, serialized novels, and other works published in periodicals during her lifetime.

See “Handbook and Bibliography.” This bibliography (labelled Version 1.01) is a continuing project of the CWHBS, and we will update it regularly with new information and sources.  Volume Editors and other users are encouraged to notify us with questions, omissions, and errors at .

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LuElla D’Amico and Robin L. Cadwallader to edit Children’s Writings

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned LuElla D’Amico and Robin L. Cadwallader to edit Children’s Stories, volumes 23 and 24.

LuElla D’Amico is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of the Incarnate Word, where she teaches a variety of courses in early and nineteenth-century American literature and culture. Her primary research interests include girlhood and girl culture, transatlanticism, and women’s religious writing in the long nineteenth century.  She has published articles in Literature and Belief, ESQ, Girlhood StudiesChildren’s Literature Association QuarterlyChildren’s Literature in Education as well as book chapters in the collections Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature Before 1900 (U of Minnesota P, 2017) and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife (Routledge, 2021), among numerous other venues. She also has edited a volume about the history of girls’ series books in the U.S. titled Girls’ Series Fiction and American Popular Culture (Lexington, 2017), and is co-editor (with Robin L. Cadwallader) of Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century (Routledge, 2020). She is currently guest editing an issue of Women’s Studies about Harriet Beecher Stowe (forthcoming 2022) and is co-editing (with Lindsay Katzir) a new collection of essays, Between Worlds: Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Women Writers and Religious Identity. Dr. D’Amico currently serves as President of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society ( and is “Year in Conferences” Director of ESQ:  A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. 

Robin L. Cadwallader is Professor of English/Communications and Women’s Studies, chair of Literature & Languages,  and the director of the Women’s Studies program at Saint Francis University, where she teaches courses in American literature, young adult and children’s literature, literary theory, women’s studies, and social responsibility. She has coedited three collections of essays: Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature, with Allison Giffen (Routledge, 2018); Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century, with LuElla D’Amico (Routledge, 2020); and a special issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Rebecca Harding Davis, with Mischa Renfroe (2020). She has also edited an edition of Mary Rankin’s Daughter of Affliction: A Memoir of the Protracted Sufferings and Religious Experience of Miss Mary Rankin (RMTK Books, 2014); a small collection of Rebecca Harding Davis’s Stories for Boys (RMTK Books, 2018); and Rebecca Harding Davis’s Stories of the Civil War Era, with Sharon M. Harris (University of Georgia Press, 2010).

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Claudia Stokes to edit Religious Writings

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Claudia Stokes to edit Religious Writings.

Claudia Stokes is Professor of English at Trinity University, where she teaches courses  nineteenth-century American literature,  feminist theory, and in the humanities core program. She is the author of Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875–1910 (University of North Carolina Press, 2006) and The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), which received Honorable Mention for the Book Prize awarded triennially by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Her new book, Old Style: Unoriginality and Its Uses in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature, is forthcoming in November 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania Press. She is also co-editor, with Elizabeth Duquette, of the new Penguin Classics edition of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Gates Ajar. With Michael A. Elliott, she also co-edited  American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader (New York University Press, 2003), which examines the impact of interdisciplinarity on the study of American literature. She has received grants and fellowships from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, Harvard’s Houghton Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She has also written numerous articles.  An essay taken from her current book project, “The Poetics of Unoriginality: The Case of Lucretia Davidson,” was awarded the Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship given by the Women’s Caucus of Modern Languages.  In 2018, she received Trinity University’s highest award, the Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Advising.  Her essay “Novel Commonplaces: Quotation, Epigraphs, and Literary Authority,” published in American Literary History, was awarded the 1921 Prize for best essay in American literature (tenured category), given in 2018 by the American Literature Society.


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Zachary Hutchins, Christopher N. Phillips, and Edward Whitley to edit Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Zachary Hutchins, Christopher N. Phillips, and Edward Whitley to edit the Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Zachary Hutchins is an Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University where he teaches courses in early American literature and culture on a wide range of writers and topics.  The author of numerous articles and reviews, he is the author of Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England (Oxford University Press, 2014) and the editor of a collection of essays, Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act. (Dartmouth College Press, 2016).  He is also the co-editor of The Earliest African American Literatures: A Critical Reader (Forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press, 2021) and The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726. (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019).  He is also involved in digital projects and serves as the Editor-in-chief of Transcribing Early American Manuscript Sermons ( and is a consulting editor for North American Slave Narratives, The Center for Documenting the American South at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (

Christopher N. Phillips is Professor of English at Lafayette College, where he teaches in early American literature, history of the book, environmental studies, and other areas. He is the author of a range of articles and book chapters in historical poetics, especially epic and hymnody, as well as the history of reading and various aspects of pedagogy. His books include Epic in American Culture, Settlement to Reconstruction (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), The Hymnal: A Reading History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), and as editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is currently at work on a project titled Hymnic Reading, which engages the history of poetry through the intimate reader-text relationship and resulting textual fluidity endemic to the genre of the congregational hymn. He is also the primary investigator for the Easton Library Company Database Project (, which is transcribing and interpreting the loan records from the Easton (Pa.) Library Company from its founding in 1811 to its merger with the Easton High School’s library in 1862.

Edward Whitley is Professor of English at Lehigh University.  He has published numerous articles and reviews in 19th century American literature and culture and is the author of American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet (University of North Carolina Press, 2010; paperback, 2014).  He is the editor of a forthcoming edition of Leaves of Grass (Norton) and the co-editor of  two collections of essays:  Walt Whitman in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Whitman among the Bohemians (University of Iowa Press, 2014).  Also engaged in digital scholarship, he is a contributing editor to the Walt Whitman Archive and the co-editor of The Vault at Pfaff’s: An Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York (

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Andrew Taylor to edit Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Andrew Taylor to edit Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands. Taylor is Professor of American Literature in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  He has published widely in North American literature and intellectual history and is the Co-editor of the Interventions in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture series, published by Edinburgh University Press.  He is the author of Henry James and the Father Question (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Thinking America: New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Identity (University Press of New England, 2010), and co-author of Thomas Pynchon (Manchester University Press, 2013) and If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection (Edinburgh University Press, 2018). His is the co-editor of, amongst others, The Afterlife of John Brown (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader (Edinburgh University Press, 2007), Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1880s (Cambridge University Press, 2019), and an edition of Frederick Douglass’s Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).  He is the Principle Investigator on a five-year (2016-21) Leverhulme Trust funded project, “The Cantos Project”, which is generating a new, digital edition of Ezra Pound’s Cantos –

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Philip J. Kowalski to edit Letters

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Philip J. Kowalski, an Independent Scholar, to edit three volumes of Letters. He occupies a unique position as Volume Editor, in that for several years he has located, collected, and transcribed the nearly 1,450 letters by Stowe housed in multiple repositories, and he also owns a handful of original autograph letters signed by Stowe herself. He has published widely in nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American literature and culture and has written articles on Hawthorne, Stowe, Wharton and Booker T. Washington. He is also the compiler and editor of A Guide to William James’s Reading (William James Studies 2014) that details what James read in English, French, and German, what he thought about it in extensive commentary taken from James’s handwritten notes, and how it influenced the great corpus of his work. Kowalski has taught at Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, among many other institutions. He is also the author of the poetry collection Canine in the Promised Land (Atmosphere Press 2021) that is heavily influenced by his deep interest in the poets of American modernism such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Marianne Moore.

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Nancy Lusignan Schultz to edit Poetry

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Nancy Lusignan Schultz to edit Poetry. Schultz is Professor Emerita of English at Salem State University.  A specialist in both early and 19th century women writers, she is a founding officer of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.  Schultz is the author of Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 (Free Press, 2000), and Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City (Yale University Press, 2011; reprinted 2015). She is the co-editor of Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World (University of New Hampshire Press (2017) She is also the editor of Fear Itself: Enemies Real and Imagined in American Culture (Purdue University Press, 1999) and Veil of Fear: Nineteenth Century Convent Tales by Rebecca Reed and Maria Monk (Purdue University Press, 1999) and Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory (Northeastern University Press, 2004; second edition with updated preface, 2015).

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Susan Ryan to edit Reconstruction Writings, Lady Byron Vindicated

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Susan Ryan to edit a volume of Reconstruction Writings, Lady Byron Vindicated. Ryan is Professor of English at the University of Louisville where she also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Ryan specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with particular interests in US reform movements; the history of authorship and reception; the cultural history of emotion; literatures of the American Civil War; archival and digital research methods; and American periodicals. She is the author of The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence (Cornell University Press, 2003) and The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Her current book project is tentatively entitled “Figuring India in Nineteenth-Century American Culture.”

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Maire Mullins to edit The Pearl of Orr’s Island

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Maire Mullins to edit The Pearl of Orr’s Island. Mullins is Professor of English and the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education at Pepperdine University. Mullins has served as chair of the humanities and teacher education division at Pepperdine University, and as chair of the English and foreign languages department at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. From 2005-2012 she served as editor of the journal Christianity and Literature. Mullins was named a Fulbright Scholar to Japan and taught at Tokyo Christian Women’s University and Tokyo Gakugei University. Mullins’s areas of expertise include Walt Whitman, Hannah Whitman Heyde, digital humanities, religion and literature, and gender studies.  In addition to her many articles, she is the editor of The Selected Letters of Hannah Whitman Heyde, published in Scholarly Editing, the Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing (2016).

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