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2001 MLA Sessions

The Modern Language Association meeting, to be held in New Orleans, December 27-30, will include two sessions sponsored by EDIS.

The first, "Mourning Dickinson," will be chaired by ShirleySamuels of Cornell University. Panelists will be Ellen Louise Hart, University of California at Santa Cruz, speaking on "Dickinson's Literature of Consolation and Condolence: Editing the Letters"; Monika Cassel, University of Michigan, on "The 'Silver Principle': Dickinson's Memorials of Elizabeth Barrett Browning"; and Vivian Pollak, Washington University, on "Dickinson, Moore, Bishop, and the Arts of Losing."

The second session, titled "Remembering Dickinson," chaired by Mary Loeffelholz of Northeastern University, will include papers by Marianne Noble, American University, on "Dickinson's ecriture feminine and the Problem of Desire"; Jim von der Heydt, Harvard University, on "Dickinson's Shoreline Emersonianism"; and Erika Scheurer, University of St. Thomas, on "Balking the Professors: Dickinson Teaching Us How to Teach (Dickinson)." Timothy Morris of the University of Texas at Arlington will offer a coda entitled "Dickinson and Memory."
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Two additional MLA sessions will include Dickinson-related papers. In the panel "Archival Research and New Technologies," sponsored by the Nineteenth Century American Literature Section, Lara Vetter of the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland, will speak on "The Dickinson Electronic Archives: Technologies and Textualities." For the panel sponsored by the MLA Publications Committee, Martha Nell Smith, also of MITH, will discuss "The Dickinson Electronic Archives Projects: Evolutions of a Dynamic Edition(s)."