2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival

Join us online for the 2021 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival presented by the Emily Dickinson Museum. We'll be leading Part 6 of the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon on Saturday, September 25 at 5pm ET.

Make sure to register for this free program in advance!

2022 MLA Sessions

Proposal for a session at the 2022 MLA Conference, sponsored by EDIS – The Emily Dickinson International Society

Session Title: The Many Languages of Emily Dickinson

Argument: Emily Dickinson’s use of the English language, fueled by her constant reading of her dictionary (her “Lexicon,” as she called it), opens virtually infinite avenues for interpretation.

To read more, click here.

2021 Annual Meeting - Remote

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

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

Registration now available here.

Schedule now available here.

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. More details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. The detailed annual meeting program is available here. Join us for an opportunity to discuss the connections between these two extraordinary writers this summer!

Judith Farr, scholar of Emily Dickinson and poet in her own right, dies at 85

Judith Farr, scholar of Emily Dickinson and poet in her own right, dies at 85

A beloved, much revered Dickinson scholar has flown. But through her scholarship, her poetry, her fiction, Judith Farr still lives and breathes. 

Click here to read her full Washington Post obituary.


We are happy to announce our next event in our #DickinsonLive series.
A reminder with the zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
Feel free to invite anyone interested. You can send them the link, or they can request it at mnoble@american.edu.

Speaker: Adalberto Müller
Date: June 4, 2PM EST.
Title: “From South of the Border: Dickinson Latina”

Abstract: In his article “Dickinson Latina,” Müller views Dickinson through the lenses of "foreignhood" and translation. He focuses on poems that involve Spanish and Portuguese words and worlds. Sometimes a small detail, like the cochineal in "A route of Evanescence" or a mention of the mines of Bolivia, opens up a global perspective that disseminates the poem’s circumference.

Adalberto Müller is an Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Film Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro. He was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University in 2013, a Visiting Professor at Université de Lyon2/France, and a visiting scholar in Buffalo in 2018. He published Orson Welles: Banda de um Homem Só (Rio de Janeiro, Azougue, 2015), and “Orson Welles, Author of Don Quixote” (Cinema Journal, 2016), and he has recently translated the Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson in Portuguese.


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