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Wesley Raabe

Assistant Professor

My major current project, "Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition," will provide authoritative transcriptions, archival image facsimiles, and a textual apparatus for the surviving manuscript pages and for selected American publication forms of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: the National Era version, publisher John P. Jewett's three initial print versions, and the 1879 Houghton Osgood New Edition. The edition will feature a textual introduction, an historical collation of the manuscript and the five printed texts, and a critically established reading text that promotes the study of authorial revision and other textual alterations. I am also at work on an edition of the letters of Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.

My research interests (outside of Stowe's monumental work) are the broader disciplines of bibliography, textual criticism, and digital humanities. My teaching interests include American literature (through the early twentieth century), scholarly editing, research methods, African American literature, sentimentalism (American and transatlantic), modernism, and regional writing.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • Les Harrison. "A Selection from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: 'Topsy.'" Scholarly Editing 33 (2012). Web.
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among the Lowly. National Era. June 5, 1851-Apr. 1, 1852. Editor. Electronic Edition. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. 5 June 2011--1 April 2012. Web. Commentary for Chapter 12, Chapter 16, and Chapters 27-28.
  • "Editing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Fluid Text of Race." Documentary Editing 32 (2011): 101-12. Print.
  • "John P. Jewett's Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Case Study in Textual Transmission." The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. 63-83. Print. and “Variants in Texts of Uncle Tom's Cabin”
  • “Over Uncle Tom’s Dead Body: Publication Context and Textual Variation in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.” 3:3 (2009). Web.
  • "The Text of 'Eli's Education': From Manuscript to St. Nicholas Magazine."Children's Literature (2006): 161-85. Print.
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among the Lowly.National Era. 5 Jun. 1851-1 Apr. 1852. Electronic Edition. Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture. Charlottesville: Stephen Railton; IATH. 2006. Web.
  • “Isidora: Galdós's Depiction of a Prostitute.” Revista Hispánica Moderna49 (1996): 2-33. Print.

Wesley Raabe
Department of English
Phone: 330-672-2676
Spring 2014
  • ENG 25004 - 001 Literature In The Us I
  • ENG 33001 - 001 U . S . Literature To 1865
  • ENG 41198 - 003 Research Assistant In English
  • ENG 89299 - 021 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2014
  • ENG 89299 - 011 Dissertation Ii
Fall 2014
  • ENG 25001 - 001 Literature In English I
  • ENG 66895 - 001 Special Topics
  • ENG 76895 - 001 Special Topics