2016: MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas - Call for Submissions

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites submissions for the following two sessions at next year’s MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas:

1. Allied organization guaranteed session:
Lyrical Ecologies
Submission requirements:
300-words abstracts, short cvs
Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2015

Description: Presentations engaging the circulation of Dickinson's writings through human communities, or of non-human entities through her work. Reflections on textual and material ecologies, the posthuman, etc.

Please submit cvs and abstracts by March 1 to:
Eliza Richards (eliza_richards@unc.edu ) and Marta Werner (wernerm@dyc.edu )

2. The Melville Society and the Emily Dickinson International Society invite submissions for a proposed joint session for next year’s Annual MLA meeting in Austin:

Title of proposed session:
Melville, Dickinson, and 19c Experimentalism
Submission requirements:
cv and 300-word proposal
Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2015

Description: Melville/Dickinson as departure point for discussion of "experimentalism," broadly defined, in 19c poetry and the cultural field: dispersed authorial sovereignty, animality/the posthuman, etc.

Email submissions to Eliza Richards ( ecr@email.unc.edu ) and Peter Riley
( P.Riley@exeter.ac.uk )

2015 Annual Meeting - Amherst, Massachusetts

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!!!

2015 MLA Sessions

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2015: Dickinson Institute CFP

On Friday, August 7, 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor a critical institute in conjunction with its Annual Meeting. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars. The topic for this year¹s meeting is “Dickinson in her Elements." Applicants working on Dickinson¹s writings in relation to the physical sciences (botany, geology, astronomy, etc.), agriculture, natural and built environments, etc. are encouraged to apply, but we welcome submissions on all topics. Scholars at all stages--graduate students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and tenure-track/tenured professors--are encouraged to apply. Please submit a short cv and an abstract (300-350 words) to Eliza Richards (ecr@email.unc.edu) and Alexandra Socarides (socaridesa@missouri.edu) by January 31, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate conference-length (8-10 page) papers to their workshop group by June 15th.

Emily Dickinson 2014 Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday to Emily Dickinson from Chapters from Coast to Coast

Although the official date of Emily Dickinson’s 184th birthday is December 10, 2014, chapters on both coasts are celebrating on various dates. Members and their friends are invited to attend one of these celebrations – or make their own and let us know about it. Eleanor Heginbotham, Chair, Chapters Committee.

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