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2021 Annual Meeting - Remote

**Postponed until 2021, New Dates: 6-7 August 2021**

“‘Stratford on Avon’ - accept us all!”— Dickinson and Shakespeare: 2021 Annual Meeting



Victoria Dickson, “The Poppy in the Cloud” Copyright 2016


In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2021 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held 6-7 August 2021 remotely. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape a variety of synchronic and asynchronic scholarly panels, lectures, and workshops using Zoom and YouTube as platforms.


We will discuss aspects of Dickinson’s reading of or response to Shakespeare, and compare Dickinson’s and Shakespeare’s writings. We will consider Shakespeare’s place in Dickinson’s society and literary culture and how Dickinson’s contemporaries engaged with Shakespeare.


Highlights include a keynote lecture by Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, seminar-discussions led by Páraic Finnerty and Martha Nell Smith, Shakespeare readings, special Shakespeare-related tours of the Dickinson Museum and an exhibit of watercolors by Victoria Dickson. Other entertainments will include folk music and a theatrical performance of Shakespearean scenes. More details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. Join us for an opportunity to discuss the connections between these two extraordinary writers in Amherst this summer!