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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Online registration form (recommended) now available here.
PDF form available here.
Preliminary schedule now available here.
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 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.