Thursday, June 10, 2010
Emily Dickinson Conference
There is an upcoming conference on Emily Dickinson being hosted at Oxford University, by The Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS). It will be hosted on August 6-8 this year. I wish I could go, partly because I would love to be able to go to England, but also because I really do enjoy the work of Emily Dickinson. Of all the poets, Emily Dickinson makes me feel poetic. Her verse makes me feel like poetry is going to spill out of the world.
Anyway, the topic for the conference is "’were I Britain born’: Dickinson’s Transatlantic Connections.” Since it is held by the EDIS it makes sense that it is about Emily Dickinson's poetry in an international sense.
The Topics Include:
British Connections I: Dickinson, Shakespeare, and Milton
British Connections II: Keats
British Connections III: Dickinson and the Brontës
Global Connections I: Dickinson in and out of Japan, Russia, and France
Dickinson, Nature, and God
British Connections IV: Dickinson and Emily Brontë
Dickinson and Class
Global Connections II: Dickinson in German and Polish Authors
Dickinson, Gender, and the Woman Writer
British Connections V: George Eliot Vol. I
Dickinson’s Isolation and Dissemination
Manuscripts I: Dickinson’s Manuscript Books
Traveling Feet: Dickinson’s Meter and the Lyric
Dickinson and the Arts I: "Imagination's Muse: Emily Dickinson as Creative Inspiration"
British Connections VII: Dickinson’s Imagery
British Connections VI: Solitude and Suffering
Archival Resources: “’Over the fence – I could climb’: Primary Sources for Dickinson Scholarship”
Dickinson and the Arts II: “Dickinson on Stage: A Roundtable Discussion”
Dickinson and the Self
British Connections VIII: George Eliot Vol. II.
Drama in Dickinson
Manuscripts II: “Dickinson in Pieces”
Dickinson in New England
British Connections IX: Dickinson’s Imagination and Words
British Connections X: Romantic and Religious Visions
Dickinson’s Signature: Questions of (Poetic) Identity
Dickinson’s Ethics and Poetics
Dickinson and the Question of Fame
British Connections XI: Dickinson and the Brownings
So Overall, it looks like a very full conference. You can find a copy of the program here.