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Dickinson’s Precarious Steps, Surprising Leaps, and Bounds

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Dickinson’s approach to the limitations of knowledge can be understood in terms of probabilistic expectation, which has profound epistemological and aesthetic consequences for her poetry. As chance ... More


Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Alexandra Socarides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

Through close attention to Dickinson’s literal process of making—to both the material objects and compositional practices she employed in this process—this book takes up the project of analyzing how ... More


Introduction

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book investigates the poetic influence of Emily Dickinson to a significant number of contemporary writers, who in their own terms, are enacting Dickinson's poetics of “broken responsiveness.” It ... More


Words Sound Other Ways: Susan Howe's Prose

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The image of wandering through the wilderness and being forced to develop a new voice is a central aspect in Dickinson's works. Although in the scattered displays of Howe's poetry the Dickinson ... More


A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Thomas Gardner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Critics have said that Emily Dickinson has no heirs, and that her poetry represents the zenith of the experimental method she developed in the mid-19th century. This book disagrees. It takes up ... More


Nobody’s Wife: Affective Economies of Marriage in Emily Dickinson

Christian P. Haines

in A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286942
eISBN:
9780823288717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286942.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Emily Dickinson’s poetry, especially her poems focusing on marriage, domestic life, and coupling. It argues that this poetry develops a feminist critique of the social ... More


Data Approaches to Emily Dickinson and Eliza R. Snow

Cynthia L. Hallen

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cynthia L. Hallen describes her launch and development of the Emily Dickinson Lexicon (EDL) project, a dictionary of all the words in the poet’s collected verse. With English and linguistics majors ... More


Enlarging Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping. Housekeeping is meant as a sort of demonstration of the intellectual culture of Robinson's childhood. In this novel, its narrator Ruth, left ... More


Interview with Susan Howe

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This interview with Susan Howe tells about her work My Emily Dickinson, where she not only draws the reader into a deeper, more precise version of her Emily Dickinson, but also draws the reader into ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What this book has sought to demonstrate is that Emily Dickinson's legacy will remain a vital and continuing one, and will continue to take shape, as long as her poems are taken up by, and tested out ... More


Restructured and Restrung: Charles Wright's Zone Journals

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Charles Wright's Zone Journals, a reflection of Emily Dickinson's poetic influence on him. The Zone Journals is made up of a single year-long journal, “A Journal of the Year of ... More


Meeting Apart: Jorie Graham's Swarm

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the influence of Emily Dickinson in Jorie Graham's work Swarm (2000). Graham notes that Dickinson's poem 640 is a core text for Swarm—“animating the book throughout.” ... More


Utopias of Two

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter concerns the challenges and value of reading difficult texts by examining the work of Thoreau's near-contemporary Emily Dickinson. It looks at how Dickinson's “The Soul unto ... More


Emily Dickinson’s Telegrams from God

Kay Yandell

in Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America's Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190901042
eISBN:
9780190901073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901042.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Dickinson’s telegraph poems explore the larger poetic connotations surrounding a natural power—electricity—which, harnessed by humankind in the medium of the telegraph, conveys meaning with the speed ... More


Reading ‘The Revelations of the Book / Whose Genesis was June’: Emily Dickinson’s Hermeneutics of the Heart

Jennifer Leader

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Emily Dickinson had a passionate relationship with the Bible. Her poetry and letters are replete with biblical allusions and references, and her early, rigorous religious training exposed her to ... More


The Musical Sublime

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the tension between claims that music is a universal language, and the interest in directing musical experience towards the construction of exclusionary identities, particularly ... More


Alter Egos: Biopolitical Subjectivity and the Economics of Substitution

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Patriotism by Proxy: The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers, 1863-1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863670
eISBN:
9780191896071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863670.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The draft gave rise to a booming economy of substitute brokers. While the so-called principal and his “alter ego” could, in theory, enter into an economic relationship that affirmed novelistic ... More


‘Repairing Everywhere without Design’? Industry, Revery and Relation in Emily Dickinson's Bee Imagery

Victoria Morgan (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Emily Dickinson's critique of religious orthodoxy, namely the legacy of New England Puritanism, using bee imagery and its cultural associations with Protestant models for both ... More


A Second Photo of Emily Dickinson

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the authenticity of the second photo of Emily Dickinson, depicting her at about age twenty-nine, whereas history had seemed to bequeath only a single photograph of the poet ... More


Interview With Charles Wright

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents an interview with Charles Wright where he talks about his first encounter with Emily Dickinson's works. Wright also discusses the poetic style and form of Zone Journals and the ... More


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