2018 MLA Sessions

“Of Strangers is the Earth the Inn”: Still life, Scale, and Deep Time in Emily Dickinson

This year’s EDIS session at MLA, “Of Strangers is the Earth the Inn,” will feature a cluster of papers sounding the intertwining motifs of still life, deep time, and scale for reading Dickinson in the shadow of the anthropocene.

EDIS Member-at-Large Election

Member-At-Large Election

Emily Dickinson International Society

Instructions for voting and candidate statements can be found here.

At the 2016 international conference in Paris, the Board of Directors of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) agreed to run an election to fill a vacant Member-at-Large seat on the Board. The position of Member-at-Large is for a three-year term, which would begin at the EDIS Annual Meeting in Amherst in August 2017 and conclude in 2020. The Board normally meets once a year, usually in the summer, in conjunction with the Society's annual meeting or international conference. The Member-at-Large is expected to attend these meetings and to fund his or her own attendance.

Members-at-Large have the same responsibilities and opportunities for service to the organization that all EDIS Board members have, which include the following: becoming familiar with the Society’s bylaws; conducting Society business by serving on committees; reading the EDIS Bulletin and the Emily Dickinson Journal; following Board discussions on e-mail; attending Annual Meetings; checking the Society’s website for information and updates; staying current with Emily Dickinson Museum activities; writing for the Bulletin when needed; and, depending on location, sponsoring or participating in local activities focused on Emily Dickinson, and perhaps even starting a local chapter (if one does not already exist). An ongoing issue for EDIS is increasing membership, and Members-at-Large are asked to contribute to this goal by having their ears tuned to members’ preferences, interests, and concerns.

2016 International Conference - Paris, France

Emily Dickinson International Society Triennial Conference
Paris – Cité Internationale Universitaire
24-26 June, 2016

‘The Angled Road Preferred against the Mind’
Experimental Dickinson


Registration fees rise after May 15, 2016, so take advantage of our Early Bird Rates!

As the date of the Paris event approaches, we'd would like to draw your
attention to the fact that banquet tickets will not be available after
June 15. Please also note that on-site registration will not be
possible—so, make sure you have registered before joining us in Paris!

The full program of the EDIS in Paris Conference - Experimental
Dickinson is now ready for you. We hope you enjoy knowing a little ahead
of time what expects you, and are looking forward to seeing you in Paris! Conference Program can be downloaded here.

Accommodation information is available here.

Paris Sightseeing Tips can be found here.

To read the Call for Papers, click here.

EDIS at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

Just announced: 2016 SAMLA CFP

EDIS at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016

“Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?”

Giving Tuesday

As you undoubtedly are aware, we have a day for giving thanks, and then a couple of days for getting deals, and now we have Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back. Today, people and institutions around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. During this festive, busy holiday season, we ask that you consider giving to the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS). Your gift of any amount will help us continue support the study and appreciation of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and poetry in general. We are especially interested in raising funds for student travel to our conferences and meetings (our 2016 International Conference and Critical Institute will be held in Paris). With your support, we can better serve all of our members and programs. To contribute, please visit https://edis.press.jhu.edu/membership/contribute

Here’s wishing each and all the happiest of holiday seasons, and we thank you for your continued support!

In Possibility,
Martha Nell Smith
President, EDIS


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