2015 Annual Meeting - Amherst, Massachusetts


Online registration form (recommended) now available here.
PDF Registration form available here.
Online schedule available here
PDF schedule available here.
Lodging possibilities available here.

ALL ARE WELCOME - PLEASE JOIN US!!!

In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, The Emily Dickinson International Society 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Amherst Aug. 7-9. "Dickinson in Her Elements" offers a variety of programs inspired by the poet's engagements with air, earth, fire, and water. A Critical Institute in which participants are sharing essays in progress is already under way, and during the meeting we're offering workshops on some poems in which Dickinson turns her acute attentions to worldly elements. Besides some wonderfully informative and engaging talks by exciting scholars, Friday evening we'll be treated by The Red Skies Music Ensemble and Saturday afternoon by jazz pianist Tomoko Ozawa playing Martha Dickinson Bianchi's Steinway in the Evergreens. Also featured are 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 a delightful variety of elemental matters--bird-watching, star-gazing, cloud musing, ruminating botanically, thinking about insects, earthquakes, and congregating with other Dickinson and poetry enthusiasts from all over the world (Japan, France, Qatar, England, just to name a few).

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN AMHERST. TO REGISTER, FOLLOW ONE OF THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THIS POST.

2015 EDIS Undergraduate Research Award

Emily Dickinson Undergraduate Essay Prize

In 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society is launching a prize for undergraduate research on Emily Dickinson. We seek critical essays by undergraduates from institutions of all kinds, focusing on Dickinson’s poems or letters. Students at all levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the EDIS website and the author will receive an award of $250.
To submit an essay for the prize, send copies of articles as anonymous word attachments, plus a cover letter with contact information to the following address by May 25, 2015: epetrino@fairfield.edu. The essays will be distributed electronically to a panel of nationally recognized scholars for judging. All submissions will be acknowledged and receive a response within a month.

2015 EDIS Member-At-Large Election

An election ballot, statements from the three candidates, and instructions on how to vote for our EDIS Member-At-Large Election are now available to download here.

2016 International Conference - Paris, France

June 2016 - ‘The Angled Road Preferred against the Mind’
Experimental Dickinson

Click here to view the CFP.

2016: MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas - Call for Submissions

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.

Please submit cvs and abstracts by March 15 to:
Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu ) and Marta Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu )

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