Submitted by RMooney on February 2, 2015 - 10:50am
The Emily Dickinson International Society invites submissions for their guaranteed session at next year’s MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas:
Title of session: Lyrical Ecologies
Description: This session focuses on Dickinson’s relation to human and non-human eco-systems. We invite 300-word abstracts for presentations engaging Dickinson's textual and material ecologies, including her interrogation of anthropomorphism; her stakes in human-non-human crossings; her creation of “soundtopes”; her imagination of a post-human “world without us”; her investment in the sociality of poetic form, her continued existence in a new digital ecology, etc.
SAVE THE DATE!!! The Emily Dickinson International Society 2015 Annual Meeting will be in Amherst Aug. 7-9. EDIS, in collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, will offer programs around the theme of "Dickinson in Her Elements." We'll feature Workshops focusing on some poems about the elements, a Critical Institute where participants can workshop essays in progress, and exciting talks. The Institute and the Meeting will focus on Dickinson's relationship to the elements: air, earth, fire, and water. We'll enjoy hikes on the Emily Dickinson trail, visits to the Amherst College Wilder Observatory, a program on Dickinson's gardens, thinking about the weather in Dickinson, and more. Be prepared for bird-watching, star-gazing, cloud musing, ruminating botanically, thinking about insects, earthquakes, and other elemental matters. More information forthcoming SOON!!!
Submitted by RMooney on December 28, 2014 - 12:08pm
On Friday, August 7, 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor a critical institute in conjunction with its Annual Meeting. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars. The topic for this year¹s meeting is “Dickinson in her Elements." Applicants working on Dickinson¹s writings in relation to the physical sciences (botany, geology, astronomy, etc.), agriculture, natural and built environments, etc. are encouraged to apply, but we welcome submissions on all topics. Scholars at all stages--graduate students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and tenure-track/tenured professors--are encouraged to apply. Please submit a short cv and an abstract (300-350 words) to Eliza Richards (email@example.com) and Alexandra Socarides (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate conference-length (8-10 page) papers to their workshop group by June 15th.
Happy Birthday to Emily Dickinson from Chapters from Coast to Coast
Although the official date of Emily Dickinson’s 184th birthday is December 10, 2014, chapters on both coasts are celebrating on various dates. Members and their friends are invited to attend one of these celebrations – or make their own and let us know about it. Eleanor Heginbotham, Chair, Chapters Committee.