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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