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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Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Barbara McCaskill, and Gabi Kirilloff to edit Dred

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Barbara McCaskill, and Gabi Kirilloff to edit Dred.

Sarah Ruffing Robbins is Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at TCU, where she teaches courses in American literature and transatlantic and cross-cultural studies. A nationally known leader of public humanities projects, she draws on her interdisciplinary interests in American Studies, Gender Studies, and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, as well as her affiliations with a range of educational organizations and community initiatives. Robbins has published widely on humanities and education issues and is the author of nine academic books, including Managing Literacy, Mothering America:  Women’s Narratives on Reading and Writing in the Nineteenth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and is the co-editor of Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913:  Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America (Parlor Press, 2011).  Her most recent book is Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-cultural Teaching (University of Michigan Press, 2017).

Barbara McCaskill is Professor of English at the University of Georgia where she also serves as the Director for the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative and the Associate Academic Director of the Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts.  On the national level, she serves as Co-Principal Investigator of a one-million-dollar multiyear grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark.”  She is the recipient of several teaching and leadership awards, and in 2012 served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and ESQ.  A noted scholar of African American literature and culture, she has written over thirty single-authored journal essays and book chapters and is the author, co-author, or editor of five books:  The Magnificent Reverend Peter Thomas Stanford: Transatlantic Reformer and Race Man, (University of Georgia Press, 2020); Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2015);  Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Literature and Culture, 1877-1919 (New York University Press, 2006); a teaching edition of the 1860 memoir Running 1,000 Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (University of Georgia Press, 1999); and a collection of original essays, Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference (SUNY Press, Series on Literature, Culture, and Learning, 1993).

Gabi Kirilloff is Assistant Professor of English at TCU, where she teaches course in digital humanities, nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature, and women’s literature. She was awarded the department’s teaching award in 2020.  Kirilloff is the author of several book chapters and articles on Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, as well as on gender and character agency in the works of women writers.  While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she served as the co-coordinator for the Nebraska Literary Lab, as the director of a project using GIS that mapped Willa Cather’s fiction and correspondence, and as editorial assistants on both the Willa Cather Archive and the Walt Whitman Archive

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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 (http://earlyamericansermons.org) 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 (http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh).

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 (https://elc.lafayette.edu), 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 (https://lehigh.edu/pfaffs).

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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 – http://thecantosproject.ed.ac.uk/index.php

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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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Amy E. Earhart to edit Civil War Writings

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Amy E. Earhart to edit two Civil War Writings volumes, including “Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sybil,” House and Home Papers, Chimney Corner, and journalism. Earhart is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. A specialist in nineteenth-century American literature with a special interest in digital humanities, her work has focused on building infrastructure for digital humanities projects, embedding digital humanities projects within the classroom, and tracing the history and futures of digital humanities.  Earhart has a particular interest in intersection of critical race studies, as is the case with her projects The Millican Massacre, 1868; DIBB: The Digital Black Bibliographic Project; and “Alex Haley’s Malcolm X: ‘The Malcolm X I knew’; and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (a collaborative project with undergraduate and graduate students published in Scholarly Editing).  Earhart’s recent print publications include Traces of Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies (University of Michigan Press, 2015), a co-edited collection The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age (University of Michigan Press, 2010), as well as a number of articles and book chapters. Her current project is a book length manuscript, “Can a Computer Be Racist?: Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature” and a related digital project, “Infrastructures of Race.”

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Melissa J. Homestead to edit The Minister’s Wooing

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Melissa J. Homestead 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.

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