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Ackmann, Martha

Martha Ackmann

Women's Studies Program

Dickinson House

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA 01075


"Biographical Studies of Emily Dickinson" in The Emily Dickinson Handbook. Eds. Cristanne Miller, Gudrun Grabher, Roland Hagenbüchle. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia. Entries on Norcross, Mary Lyon, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Ed. Jane Donahue Eberwein, Greenwood Press, 1998.

"'I'm Glad I Finally Surfaced': A Norcross Descendent Remembers Emily Dickinson." Emily Dickinson Journal 5.2 (1996).

Newspaper columns on contemporary women's issues in Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal Bulletin, Springfield (MA) Sunday Republican.

"Forgotten Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers." Exhibition text to accompany monoprints by Suzanne Benton. Schlesinger Library (1994) and Seneca Falls National Women's History Park (1995).

Co-Founder and advisory editor or LEGACY: A Journal of American Women Writers. Pennsylvania State University Press.

Work in Progress

The Matrilineage of Emily Dickinson

"Dickinson's Philosophy of Composition: Letters to Uncle Joel Norcross"

Co-Director of Third Emily Dickinson International Conference, Mount Holyoke College, August 12-15, 1999.

Research Interests

Historical, cultural, and familial influences on Dickinson's life and art