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.

2017: Dickinson Critical Institute in Amherst

2017 Dickinson Critical Institute in Amherst

Graduate students and early career scholars are invited to apply to the Dickinson Critical Institute at the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Annual Meeting in Amherst, MA on Friday, August 11, 2017. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars in small seminars. Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire annual meeting, from August 11-13, which will feature keynote presentations by former participants in the Institute. The Annual Meeting also provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other participants who share common interests, to conduct research at area libraries with strong holdings related to Dickinson, to visit the Dickinson Museum, and perhaps to walk the Emily Dickinson Trail or other hikes in the area.

If you are interested in applying to the Institute, please submit a short cv and a 500-word description of your project to Eliza Richards (ecr@email.unc.edu) and Faith Barrett (barrettf@duq.edu) by January 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate 8-10 page papers to their workshop group by June 15th.

The EDIS can offer travel funds to a limited number of participants. If you would like to apply for travel funds, please include a document with your application that provides the following information:

- name, email, institution and position (if applicable)
- itemized approximate budget for travel to the meeting
- other sources of travel funding you will apply for

Eliza Richards
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dept of English and Comp Lit
UNC-Chapel Hill

Email: ecr@email.unc.edu

Call for Applications for the EDIS Graduate Fellowship

EDIS Graduate Student Fellowship, 2017

The EDIS announces a fellowship award of $1,000 in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The project need not be devoted solely to Dickinson, but her work should be a substantial focus. The award may be used for any expense incurred to advance the project. Preference will be given to applicants in the dissertation stage or writing a work aimed at publication. To apply, please send a cv, a cover letter, a 600-800 word project description, a brief bibliography, and contact information for two references to Eliza Richards at ecr@email.unc.edu. Applications are due by January 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1.

Call for Applications for the Dickinson Scholar Award

EDIS Scholar in Amherst, 2017

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites applications for the 2017 Dickinson Scholar Award, which supports new research on Dickinson. The project need not be devoted solely to Dickinson, but her work should be a substantial focus. The award of $2,000 may be used for any expense incurred to advance the project. Preference will be given to applicants with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers. To apply for the award, please submit: a cv, a cover letter, a 600-800 word project proposal, a brief bibliography, and a preliminary budget to ecr@email.unc.edu. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1.

2017 Annual Meeting - Amherst, Massachusetts

2017 Annual Meeting - Amherst, Massachusetts

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In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, The Emily Dickinson International Society 2017 Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 11-12 in our favorite spot, Amherst. “Edenic Possibilities: Reading and Writing about Emily Dickinson” will feature exciting new scholarship by alum of the EDIS Critical Institutes, reading groups facilitated by well-known scholars meeting in the environs of Emily Dickinson’s home and gardens, musical performances, tours of the Dickinson houses, literary walks, and the pleasure of picnicking on the grounds of those homes. This is a fantastic opportunity for meeting new and reuniting with old friends, all fellow travelers in reading Dickinson’s writings, learning about her cultural, natural, and familial surroundings. For more information and lodging please follow this link: 2017 Annual Meeting - Amherst, Massachusetts

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