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Emily Dickinson in Context

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Eliza Richards, Domhnall Mitchell, Eleanor Elson Heginbotham, Angela Sorby, Jane Donahue Eberwein, Margaret H. Freeman, Emily Seelbinder, Páraic Finnerty, David Cody, Elizabeth Petrino, Cristanne Miller, Mary Loeffelholz, Joan Kirkby, James McIntosh, Shira Wolosky, Paul Crumbley, Elizabeth Hewitt, James Guthrie, Faith Barrett, Sandra Runzo, Alexander Nemerov, Sabine Sielke, Melanie Hubbard, Jed Deppman, Martha Nell Smith, Alexandra Socarides, Gabrielle Dean, Cindy MacKenzie, Theo Davis, Magdalena Zapedowska, Thomas Gardner
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107022744

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  • Long untouched by contemporary events, ideas and environments, Emily Dickinson's writings have been the subject of intense historical research in recent years. This volume of thirty-three essays by leading scholars offers a comprehensive introduction to the contexts most important for the study of Dickinson's writings. While providing an overview of their topic, the essays also present groundbreaking research and original arguments, treating the poet's local environments, literary influences, social, cultural, political and intellectual contexts, and reception. A resource for scholars and students of American literature and poetry in English, the collection is an indispensable contribution to the study not only of Dickinson's writings but also of the contexts for poetic production and circulation more generally in the nineteenth-century United States.

    • Comprehensive overview of the most essential contexts for the study of Emily Dickinson
    • Thirty-three clear, concise essays written by leading scholars in the field
    • The essays offer groundbreaking research and original arguments, as well as offering overviews of topics
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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107022744
    • length: 410 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 157 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Acknowledgments and note on the text
    List of abbreviations
    Chronology
    Introduction Eliza Richards
    Part I. Local Environments:
    1. Amherst Domhnall Mitchell
    2. Reading in the Dickinson libraries Eleanor Elson Heginbotham
    3. Education Angela Sorby
    4. New England Puritan heritage Jane Donahue Eberwein
    5. Nature's influence Margaret H. Freeman
    Part II. Literary Contexts: Sources, Influences, Intertextual Engagements:
    6. The Bible Emily Seelbinder
    7. Shakespeare Páraic Finnerty
    8. Renaissance and eighteenth-century literature David Cody
    9. British Romantic and Victorian influences Elizabeth Petrino
    10. Transatlantic women writers Páraic Finnerty
    11. Immediate US literary predecessors Cristanne Miller
    12. US literary contemporaries: Dickinson's moderns Mary Loeffelholz
    13. Periodical reading Joan Kirkby
    Part III. Social, Cultural, Political, and Intellectual Contexts:
    14. Religion James McIntosh
    15. Death and immortality Joan Kirkby
    16. Gendered poetics Shira Wolosky
    17. Democratic politics Paul Crumbley
    18. Economics Elizabeth Hewitt
    19. Law and legal discourse James Guthrie
    20. Slavery and the Civil War Faith Barrett
    21. Popular culture Sandra Runzo
    22. Visual arts: the Pentimento Alexander Nemerov
    23. Natural sciences Sabine Sielke
    24. Nineteenth-century language theory and the manuscript variants Melanie Hubbard
    25. 'Say some philosopher!' Jed Deppman
    Part IV. Reception:
    26. Editorial history I: beginnings to 1955 Martha Nell Smith
    27. Editorial history II:
    1955 to the present Alexandra Socarides
    28. On materiality (and virtuality) Gabrielle Dean
    29. The letters archive Cindy MacKenzie
    30. Critical history I:
    1890 to 1955 Theo Davis
    31. Critical history II:
    1955 to the present Magdalena Zapedowska
    32. Dickinson's influence Thomas Gardner
    33. Translation and international reception Domhnall Mitchell
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Eliza Richards is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Author of Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle (Cambridge University Press, 2004), she has published essays on American literature and culture in journals such as Arizona Quarterly, ESQ, Amerikastudien/American Studies, Poe Studies, the Yale Journal of Criticism and Victorian Poetry.

    Contributors

    Eliza Richards, Domhnall Mitchell, Eleanor Elson Heginbotham, Angela Sorby, Jane Donahue Eberwein, Margaret H. Freeman, Emily Seelbinder, Páraic Finnerty, David Cody, Elizabeth Petrino, Cristanne Miller, Mary Loeffelholz, Joan Kirkby, James McIntosh, Shira Wolosky, Paul Crumbley, Elizabeth Hewitt, James Guthrie, Faith Barrett, Sandra Runzo, Alexander Nemerov, Sabine Sielke, Melanie Hubbard, Jed Deppman, Martha Nell Smith, Alexandra Socarides, Gabrielle Dean, Cindy MacKenzie, Theo Davis, Magdalena Zapedowska, Thomas Gardner

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