2018: Dickinson Critical Institute in Amherst

2018 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 3, 2018. 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, on August 3-4, which provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other participants who share common interests, to hear invited speakers, to conduct research at area libraries with strong holdings related to Dickinson, to visit the Dickinson Museum, and perhaps to enjoy the Emily Dickinson Trail and/or many of the delightful hikes in the area.

If you are interested in applying to the Institute, please submit a short cv and a 500-800 word description of your project to Eliza Richards (ecr@email.unc.edu) and Faith Barrett (barrettf@duq.edu) by February 1, 2018. Please make the subject heading “Dickinson Institute Application,” and attach your application materials as Word or pdf documents. Applicants will be notified by email by March 1; selected participants will be asked to circulate 8-10 page papers to their workshop group by June 15th.

The EDIS will be offering 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

Call for Applications for the EDIS Graduate Fellowship

EDIS Graduate Student Fellowship, 2018

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 Michelle Kohler at mkohler@tulane.edu.Applications are due by January 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org

Call for Applications for the Dickinson Scholar Award

Dickinson Scholar Award, 2018

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites applications for the 2018 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. Applicants must have completed the PhD. 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 Michelle Kohler at mkohler@tulane.edu. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org

2018 Member-At-Large Election

At the 2017 Annual Meeting in Amherst, 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 2018 and conclude in 2021. 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.

For more information on this election, click here.

CFPs for ALA

Calls for Papers
Emily Dickinson International Society

The Emily Dickinson International Society seeks submissions to a panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

"Dickinson: Out of Context"

This panel seeks papers that read Dickinson, or theorize reading Dickinson, outside of the usual contexts or altogether outside of context as we usually conceptualize it; or, essays might consider how recent theories of networks, assemblages, or ecologies might upend our ways of reading Dickinson contextually; or, essays might consider Dickinson’s own thinking about context(lessness). Papers might consider how to read Dickinson in relation to 21st-century politics or other 21st-century discourses, or in tandem with non-Western discourses, or how lines or stanzas of Dickinson’s poems work to produce meaning in unexpected contexts (Battlestar Galactica? A graffiti installation at a forcibly-evacuated public housing project in New Orleans? On photocopied sheets in a library in Baghdad?).

Paper proposals should be submitted by December 30 to Stephanie Farrar atfarrarsm@uwec.edu.

Subject line for proposals should read: EDIS 2018 American Literature Association.

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